On September 27th, 2017 our 14 year old son, Sage, was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with VSAA - Very Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare blood disorder in which his body has stopped prodocuing bone marrow. Sage's mother, sister and I were tested to see if we were a bone marrow match and unfortunatley none of us are a full match. My daughter was the closest at 60%.
Sage's treatment plan for now is to go through Immunosuppressive Therapy. This treatment consists of very strong drugs: ATG, Cyclosporine-A and Prednisone. Both the disease and its treatment are associated with potentially life threatening complications and side effects. We are praying that this treatment works and that he has no complications. With this treatment Sage will be in the hospital 5 or more days a week, as his body will be very susceptible to infection due to him having hardly any immune system. Sage will also be having multiple blood/platelet transfusions up to twice a week for up to six months. If this treatment does not work we will have no choice but for Sage to have a bone marrow transplant from his sister.
Sage has always been a very athletic young man and played football most of his youth. It was such a tremendous shock to us and him when we found out his condition. Even though this has sidelined him from this year's football season, he is very hopefull to be back on the playing field next year. Please contiune to pray for him and our family through this process.
Any donation would be greatly appreciated as the expenses after insurance will be quite costly. These proceeds will go directly to his medical bills and ease at least the financial stress that this has caused. My wife is not able to work at this time as she will be caring for Sage.
Thank you all for continued prayers and support through this difficult time.
- Raymond Burke
- Christa Hollar
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- Sandy Humphrey
- Sharlene Hudy
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