Helping Terence Kick Leukemia

$11,676 of $36,000 goal

Raised by 125 people in 15 months
Terence is a 13 year old ray of sunshine that was diagnosed with CML Leukemia in August 2016.
Medication and Great Medical Care are imperative to his fight and victory. We want to see Terence live a long normal life and that may mean medication for life. Please help us raise enough money to ensure he won't have to go without. We are starting by trying to raise enough money to cover the copay for his medication (disatinib) for the next 5 years, as well as some of his other medical expenses. Thank you for your help.
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After just 30 days back to a disciplined food plan (No Sugar and No Animal Products) Terence’s number dropped from 6.1% to 4%!!! This is the lowest it has been yet! There is no question that Food has the power to hurt or heal.
Please pray that Terence continues to feel empowered and convicted to make all the right choices- even when no one is watching! ❤️❤️❤️. We still need to get below 0% before we can take a breath and be in a place of “maintenance”.
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Ter started a new medication (another generation of the gleevec oral chemotherapy) called Tasigna.
After 3 months with his new diet (sugar-free, plant-based) along with juicing and the new medication, we celebrated his first number drop in approx. 10 months. (5%!) He had been stuck around 15% with little hope for improvement. The next step was a search for a bone marrow donor, which they did, but came up empty:( However, we see it as a blessing in disguise because that is an absolute last resort in my book.
This drop was so very rewarding and I have no doubt, clear evidence to the importance and power of the right Food!
We got a bit lax after that, excited to go back this past month and see another drop (they want him below 0%)- unfortunately, he went back up just a little to 6%. The Doctor did not seem terribly worried about it, but again, I can’t help but draw a direct parallel to our drop in juicing and strictness in Diet.
I feel like we celebrated a little too soon. We are now trying to get back to our plan and commitment.
It is hard to keep a 14 year old boy away from certain food, especially meats and cheeses and Sugar- not mention how Expensive it is to Juice and eat organic:/But even without all those Animal Proteins (which, by the way actually Still come from plants!- did you know that?! It’s true! Animals get their protein from Plants!) Still he has managed to sprout like a String bean over the last few months and he is just about to look me right in the eye I’m sure I’ll be looking Up at him in no time! Yup- Major growth spurt:)
So our journey continues...
Thank you for sharing and continuing to pray and support us through this process.
All our best,
Meghan
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T started a new medication last month just a couple days after Christmas. This is now the 3rd medication (oral chemotherapy drug) that we are trying.
We are very hopeful that this is the one that will get his numbers where they need to be for maintenance and avoid the whole bone marrow transplant
thing https://www.us.tasigna.com/about-the-disease/understanding-cml?site=43700014308112707&source=01030&irmasrc=AM7WB24190
We went in for testing this week and should have results sometime next week.
Thank you for all of your prayers and Please send Lots of positive energy and good thoughts!
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Raised by 125 people in 15 months
Created March 2, 2017
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Maureen Kelly
3 months ago

Our neighborhood bunco group decided to donate our "winnings" to help your son. Best of luck to all of you!

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Patty McClain-Evans
4 months ago

You are in our thoughts & prayers. Praying more for a good outcome on new medication

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