Help Tyler FIGHT Aplastic Anemia

On March 14, 2019 my precious 16 year old son was diagnosed with bone marrow failure, a condition called Aplastic anemia. This is where the body stops producing new blood cells, your bone marrow completely stops working. Tyler's body is no longer producing the red blood cells which carry oxygen, white blood cells which fight infections, or platelets which clot your blood. 

We are traveling to the children's hospital 2-3 days per week for transfusions and appointments this is not including days Tyler is admitted. Tyler has already had 20 platelet transfusions, 15 blood transfusions, and a port placement in the last month, these transfusions are helping him till he begins treatment however due to many he is getting there are also risk. 

The ONLY possible long term CURE for Aplastic anemia is inpatient extensive chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant inpatient, followed by more chemotherapy/immune suppressant therapy medications.
**He will be admitted for many weeks to months for treatment.

As you can imagine this has been very difficult for his family, friends, his younger sisters, and of course Tyler.

As his ONLY guardian, I have had no choice but to temporarily stop working to care for Tyler and remain at his side during the upcoming treatment and extended hospital stay, as any parent would.  

We are all doing our best to remain positive, stay strong, and of course keep our Faith! We are so very grateful for all the prayers and encouragement which have been given to us by family, friends, and the hospital team!

Anything your able to donate will assist us in this difficult time and long road ahead. We thank you for relieving some financial burden with your donation. Please continue to keep our family uplifted and Tyler in your prayers. "Thank you" from our family to you and yours! We WILL get through this!
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Kerry Ward 
Charlotte, NC
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