RIGEL'S CAUSE- BONE CANCER





MY SON RIGEL HAS BEEN CHALLENGED WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS SINCE HE WAS A SMALL CHILD.
IN THE BEGINNING, IT WAS CHRONIC ASTHMA  AND ALLERGIES THAT LEFT HIM ISOLATED FROM HIS PEERS, UNABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL OR NORMAL CHILDHOOD FUNCTIONS.
WHEN RIGEL WAS THREE, HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH POLYMIOSITIS, WHICH LEFT HIM UNABLE TO USE HIS LOWER MUSCLES FROM THE WAIST DOWN. RIGEL HAD TO LEARN TO WALK AGAIN.  
IN 2008,  WHEN RIGEL WAS 14 YEARS OLD, HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH OSTEOSARCOMA  (BONE CANCER). AFTER THE SURGERY, HE BECAME UNCONSCIOUS IN THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, IN A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE WHERE HE TOLD ME, "MOMMY, I SAW HEAVEN".
AFTER HIS FIRST RECOVERY FROM CANCER, RIGEL FOUGHT MANY CHRONIC  INFECTIONS IN HIS LEFT LEG PROSTHESIS FOR FIVE YEARS AND ENDURED NINE SEPARATE SURGERIES THAT WERE VERY PAINFUL AND TRAUMATIC.
HE WAS ON I.V. TREATMENTS FOR THREE SEVEN MONTH PERIODS.
HE MISSED MOST OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, AND MOST OF THAT TIME PERIOD.
HIS PLANSS OF BECOMING AN ARMY SOLDIER, AND REPRESENTING HIS COUNTRY, THEN BECOMING A POLICE OFFICER ARE NOW JUST  DREAMS.
LAST MAY, WE LEARNED THAT THE BONE CANCER HAS RETURNED AND THIS TIME IT IS MORE AGGRESSIVE THAN EVER!
RIGEL WAS JUST GETTING HIS LIFE TOGETHER.
HE HAD A JOB WORKING FOR BMW, AND HE HAS MANY HOBBIES.
HE ALSO HAS A BEAUTIFUL GIRLFRIEND AND THEY HAVE DREAMS OF BUYING LAND ONE DAY AND STARTING A FAMILY.
BUT INSTEAD,  WE ARE SAVING SPERM AND STARTING CHEMO THERAPY. RIGEL WILL MOST UNDOUBTEDLY REQUIRE COMPLETE LEG AMPUTATION IN THE COMING MONTHS.
THIS WILL ONLY BE ONE OF THE CHALLENGES HE WILL HAVE TO OVERCOME IN THE FUTURE.
I CANNOT AFFORD THE MANY COSTS THAT ARE EXPECTED, BUT I WILL DO MY BEST.
HOWEVER, YOUNG MEN HAVE EXPENSES OF THEIR OWN THAT MUST BE PAID. I AM HOPING THAT WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN WITH HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK, AND THE COMMUNITY.  
WILL YOU PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO GIVE TO "RIGEL'S CAUSE", SO THAT THE COMING MONTHS WILL BRING THE ACCOMODATIONS THAT MUST BE MET.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
LOVE RENEE (RIGEL'S MOM) XOXO
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    • 37 mos
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Renee Haxby 
Organizer
Home, WA
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