Nolan's Helpers #NolanStrong

$17,721 of $15k goal

Raised by 267 people in 8 months
Meg Strupp Lokey
on behalf of Sabrina Lane
 BOSTON, MA
Nolan Lane was born with a rare liver disease and finally received a liver transplant at age 5. His family has been in and out of the hospital for over a year because of all of the normal complications this can cause. Nolan had returned home and was starting to live a more normal life until he caught what would be a normal virus for you or me. This virus caused severe complications for poor Nolan. It has turned into a disease because of the immune suppressants he is on from his liver transplant. It has left him with legions and a very large ulcer in his stomach. Then he was diagnosed with lymphoma. His family is beyond heartbroken but continues to stay by his side day after day in the hospital while Nolan fights for his life. This hasn't been easy but they have been working so hard to keep his spirits up. The nurses have all but adopted them as family. As you can imagine this has caused a lot of additional expenses on their family. In times like these we come together as a community to support each other. Please give what you can to help support the Lane family and their strong boy, Nolan.
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Update 5
Posted by Meg Lokey
8 months ago
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Nolan Update from Sabrina:

Tim and I had a reassuring meeting with Nolan's team of doctors. The lymphoma has not spread to his bones or spine. Phew! They also reassured us that they will not allow his body to reject his new liver. They are keeping a close eye on his liver and kidney function. They will continue with his IV treatment once a week for the first month (with total treatment lasting 3 months). Nolan is doing much better today after one treatment. He responded very well to the treatment, so they are hopeful that will continue. They have set a discharge date for Wednesday! He was able to eat breakfast and lunch and even painted a picture. Thank you, again, for all the love! ‪#‎nolanstrong‬
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Update 4
Posted by Meg Lokey
8 months ago
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Here is an update from Sabring about Nolan from yesterday (PLEASE continue to share his story with friends to keep him in their thoughts and prayers):
Even through all the pain, Nolan still smiles his sweet, gentle smile. I am so proud of this brave boy. He's been through more than any person (especially a child) should have to endure.
We are having a team meeting with a representative from each of the teams (transplant, oncology, neurology, and nutrition) today or tomorrow. They are starting him on the IV medication to treat his lymphoma. They do not think he will need traditional chemotherapy right now. The medication he will be on is in the chemotherapy "family". The results have not come back from his lumbar puncture and bone marrow biopsy. Preliminary findings are not showing that lymphoma has spread to those areas. The neurology team is using their fluid draw to make sure it has not spread to his brain. Preliminary results did show that he does have pressure on the brain. Whether that is related to virus or lymphoma has not yet been determined. His vision has also become a concern, so more vision tests will be completed. It is likely that he will have to begin IV nutrition. His eating has slowed and he has not been able to tolerate tube feeds.
We are hopeful he will be able to start his kindergarten year on time, but that is not likely. As his nurse practitioner stated this morning, "he is very sick". We hope to get services in place for him so that he can still learn. It will be a long few months for him. We will be in and out of Children's and Dana Farber.
We want to send out a huge thank you to all those who have donated money for Nolan's care and for those who have signed up to donate meals. We are also thankful for all those who are praying for Nolan. We absolutely believe in the power of prayer.
He will fight this!! ‪#‎nolanstrong‬
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Update 3
Posted by Meg Lokey
8 months ago
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A note from Sabrina: Everyone's donations are so appreciated. Reading everyone's comments on the Fund Me site and on FB have touched us more than anything. You made me cry today! #nolanstrong
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Update 2
Posted by Meg Lokey
8 months ago
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Wow, just wow! In 24 hours you all passed the goal we set for the Lane family. Thank you so much for your generosity to help Nolan and his family get through such a difficult time in their lives. I increased the goal for them... please help me spread the word. Share this sweet boy's story.

You all have shown me how wonderful a community can be when we rally together to help one another! Keep up the good work! Keep sharing... keep posting.
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Timothy Lane
8 months ago
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Thank you to all those that have helped. Old friends, new friends and those that will be friends. We are truly grateful.

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Daniel Klink
7 months ago

Your story as told by Tara Sullivan touched me. Although I can not contribute a large amount of money, I would gladly give a Kidney or Kidney tissue at anytime during Nolans treatment..... I teach music, including teaching music as therapy, so if that in any way interest him let me know..... If there are any other ways I can help let me know. I will Ofcourse keep him and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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$17,721 of $15k goal

Raised by 267 people in 8 months
Created August 14, 2016
Meg Strupp Lokey  
on behalf of Sabrina Lane
DL
$50
Dave Linsalata
6 months ago
AT
$25
Allie Trainor
6 months ago
DC
$100
Dennis Cameron
7 months ago
RK
$50
Roberta King
7 months ago
NH
$50
Nina Hanlon
7 months ago

Sending all of our love and prayers to you and your family. - Ron and Nina

JS
$25
Jane Stokes
7 months ago

Prayers

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$50
Julija Hassapes
7 months ago
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$100
Peter Papas
7 months ago
$100
Anonymous
7 months ago
$20
Anonymous
7 months ago
Timothy Lane
8 months ago
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Thank you to all those that have helped. Old friends, new friends and those that will be friends. We are truly grateful.

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Daniel Klink
7 months ago

Your story as told by Tara Sullivan touched me. Although I can not contribute a large amount of money, I would gladly give a Kidney or Kidney tissue at anytime during Nolans treatment..... I teach music, including teaching music as therapy, so if that in any way interest him let me know..... If there are any other ways I can help let me know. I will Ofcourse keep him and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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