to Hannibal Clinic to get his physical for Head Start and what she thought was just a normal check up, turned into every mother's worst fear. After doing blood work, Hannibal called her and told her to come in, that they needed to talk to her about Rylan's results. She went in and they told her that Rylan's white blood count was really low and that she needed to take him to St Louis Cardinal Glennon hospital that same day, that Luekemia was a possibility. She tried to think positive and prayed it was something less serious, like an infection of some sort.. Anything but cancer!!
They get to Cardinal Glennon and after several tests, they found out, it was for sure cancer.
He has a type of Luekemia called ALL. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A type of cancer that is in your blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells.
It's been a little over a month now, and he has been taking steroids, chemotherapy, and has had many procedures done. He got to come home last week, but would continue to go to Cardinal Glennon weekly to continue chemo, for what they said would last for 3 years.
As of yesterday, Rachelle noticed Rylan wasn't being his normal self. Wouldn't talk, wetting the bed, wouldn't eat, didn't fight her to take his medicine, like usual. So she decided to take him to Hannibal Regional Hospital and they found a spot on his brain, so they sent him to St. Louis by ambulance.
In St. Louis, they did MRI and found he had, had a stroke. His left side of his brain is non functional. He will have to learn how to talk, walk, and I'm sure many other things now while having to fight cancer as well.
My heart just breaks for this sweet little boy I get the privilege to call my nephew. And for my sister in law, Rachelle. She has been through so much in the last 5 years, not including now watching her son fight cancer and recover from the stroke he had!!
She's not one to ask for help, so that's why I'm making this for her.
If you can't donate, that is fine, but we do ask everyone to pray for this family!
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