Hi! My name is Luisa González, I am currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Radio-Television-Film and I had the joy of meeting Penn Lampton and his wonderful family this past semester during the filming of “Natal”, a short-film a handful of students and I worked on for the past few months in which Penn was casted as a supporting role.
A few weeks ago, everything seemed bright on everyone’s end. The film we worked so hard for had just held its first official screening and Penn had just finished shooting the pilot for an upcoming TV show in LA. However, after an unexpected visit to the pediatrician and a number of blood tests, on Tuesday, December 17th, Penn was officially diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL type) and has since begun treatment at the Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Up to date, Penn has received blood and platelet transfusions and will be under a PICC line until he is able to receive port surgery. He has also started chemo drip and will continue with this treatment for two years or so. In the meantime, he won’t be allowed to return to preschool or any of his beloved activities, including acting and baseball.
Anyone who has had the opportunity to be around Penn can attest to the kind, funny, smart and loving young boy that he is, and we are certain that his brave spirit and positive attitude will help him carry through this phase.
All donations will be directly allocated to support Penn's family during this difficult time and facilitate their ability to provide the best medical care possible. For those of you who feel compelled to donate, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. If you are unable to contribute financially, please help us spread the word and keep Penn in your thoughts and prayers.