Braxton's Fight Against Lymphoma

This is a fundraiser for my friend's family. Pictures below. A facebook page will be made soon for continued updates. Here is their story told my his mother: My name is Danielle Ford. My husband and I are very proud parents of 6. I have 5 boys and 1 girl, ages 16, 12, 3, 2, 1, and 1. My husband and I both live and work at a manufactured home park in our town.  My oldest son Braxton was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma in the middle of October, 2020.  It started with a huge lump that developed in his neck. He is only 16 years old. For those who don't know, Burkitt lymphoma is a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in which cancer starts in immune cells called B-cells. Recognized as a fast growing human tumor, Burkitt lymphoma is associated with impaired immunity and is rapidly fatal if left untreated. He's had surgery to remove some of the cancer in his mouth. His tongue has become partially paralyzed. He has a tumor that's 8-10cm on his neck and it's even in his throat. The cancer is in the neck, spleen, liver, bone marrow and slight signs of the central nervous system. This cancer doesn't have a treatment plan and we are pretty much just trying to contain it at this time. He will be on chemotherapy, and just had a PICC line installed. His treatment also has a high change of causing infertility.  He will be going through a clinical trial, due to this type of cancer being almost unheard of in someone his age.  We would appreciate your prayers just as much as any amount of monetary support for his medical bills. We have insurance, but insurance doesn't cover everything. Thank you in advance for your love and care during our very difficult time.  Braxton and his dad, October 7th, 2020.  Braxton after surgery for the cancer on in his mouth. October 21st, 2020.  Braxton and his mother at home after the surgery. You can see the tumor clearly on his right side of his neck. See the upcoming Facebook page for more photos as I get updates!

Donations

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  • John and Olive Kaiser 
    • 30 $ 
    • 8 d
  • Penny Salefski 
    • 30 $ 
    • 15 d
  • Kourtenie Kinney 
    • 20 $ 
    • 22 d
  • ZsaZsa Rendeczky  
    • 25 $ 
    • 26 d
  • Shalanda Gaines 
    • 25 $ 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Christina Grijalva 
Organizer
Decatur, IL
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