FUND KRISTIAN'S CANCER BATTLE!

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October 11, 2014 changed our family forever. I married my wife, then our world was turned upside down. Doctors told us our 5 year old son, Kristian, had a large mass in the back of his brain. He was later diagnosed with brain cancer.

It all began August, 2013. The military relocated our family to Jonesboro, Arkansas. Shortly after arriving in Arkansas, our son began to show subtle signs that something was wrong. First, he experienced slight headaches followed by minor nausea. As any good parent would do, we immediately took him to the pediatrician. The pediatrician brushed it off as allergies, acid reflux, possible anxiety over the move and being bullied at school. For months, my wife and I became recurring  patients at the doctor's office.  He was repeatedly dismissive of our concerns.

Once our son started Kindergarten, the teacher noticed there was a major issue and still the doctor was dismissive of our concerns. The pediatrician actually joked and said everyone thinks headaches and immediately assumes brain cancer.

Finally, on a cool Monday in Autumn, the issue was brought to light when the teacher called my wife and said she was seriously worried. My wife contacted me and we immediately contacted the pediatrician and set an appointment for the following day. On Tuesday, the doctor saw our son and diagnosed him with a flexible flat foot. Unhappy with the diagnosis, we demanded further testing be done. On Wednesday, blood work was done to determine whether or not my son was suffering from muscular dystrophy. The results came back negative. At this point, we felt frustrated and sought a second opinion. On Thursday, we spoke with another doctor, who said there was something wrong but further testing is required. Then came Saturday. My wife had gone to work. Kristian awoke and something was not right. I called my wife urging her to come home immediately. She arrived and Kristian was not acting right. His heart was racing, his eyes were going every which way and he could not stay awake. We immediately rushed him to the local community hospital. We were told there was nothing they could do, but they could refer us to the Le Bohneur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Tired and frustrated we immediately concurred and rushed 80 miles from Jonesboro, Arkansas to Memphis, Tennessee.

Upon arrival at Le Bohneur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, doctors surrounded him and immediately ordered a CAT scan. The CAT scan came back positive for massive tumors throughout the brain stem along with a few located on his spinal chord as well. Immediately following the diagnosis, doctors decided he would undergo emergency brain surgery. Upon completion of brain surgery, we were informed removal of the tumors was impossible and the only thing that could be done was taking a biopsy of the tumor and draining fluid on the brain. Next, we were informed he would be admitted to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. It was St. Jude's doctors that decided he would undergo extensive chemotherapy for the next indefinitely in hopes that we could put his cancer into remission. My wife quit her job so she can be with Kristian. We are seeking donations to help cover bills that are beginning to add up, being that my wife had to leave work indefinitely until my son's cancer went into remission and if you can't donate prayers are welcomed as well. Allfor your generosityand updates on his progress, please subscribe to

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Thank you all for your continued support in helping my son wife and I as we try and move forward each and every da. Every donation is from the bottom of our hearts appreciated as this journey with watching my son fight cancer is a nightmare. No day is generally the same and everyday things can change in an instant and sometimes do. We do though continue to stride and live as much as abnormal life as possible through this path we traveling
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Just wanted to thank everyone who has taken the time to donate to this page in the last two years. The last year especially has been tough but my warrior, our superhero continues to battle through this. He makes the most of everyday and still finds a smile. He's been through hell and back but yet he'll still keep ya on your toes with his sense of humor and his eyes. God bless my son. Two years strong and I told him last night ya this year was rough but next year the outcome can be different we gotta just stay positive. Again though everyone thanks so much.
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Please anyone who prays or just sends good vibes and thoughts, please send some to my baby boy he's going through a difficult time right now and has us all so worried. My baby has been through so much and I don't know how much more he can take or how much more we can force him to take. I need this terrible gut feeling I have to go away bc it's not right it's not time!! I'm not allowing it to be
This was taken mid june
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So my son aka my warrior is gonna undergo another huge surgery within the hour. It's been a rough 48 hours for my wife and I that's why we haven't posted anything on fb. We have had some positives and some negatives but the future is looking a little brighter right now. As of right now my son needs all the prayers in the world and positivity needs to surround him. If possible care packages would be nice so we can give my son as much fire as possible to fight this. Thanks for everything everyone and please keep my little man in your thoughts and prayers.
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Raised by 210 people in 56 months
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John Campanella
28 months ago

Sending Prayers to Kristian and his family

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Melissa Crow
28 months ago

I don't remember seeing this before now! Love to this sweet boy! Wish I had more!

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Kathy Countey
32 months ago

Love you all!

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