Eddie's Medical Fund

$5,415 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 57 people in 33 months



Hi! I'm Eddie! I am 20 months old and I love my puppies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, trains, and of course my mommy and daddy. In May I came down with a high fever and so my parents took me to the emergency room. They drew my blood (ouch!) and found that I was slightly anemic. With no real reason to worry they sent us home. Two weeks later I came down with another fever.  After several more blood draws and a blood transfusion my hemoglobin continued to drop and my platelet count was low. On October 8th I had a bone marrow biopsy and we all waited anxiously for the results. This is when our world was turned upside down. I was diagnosed with leukemia. I don't fully understand what this means and I don't quite understand it all but as you can imagine my parents were pretty shocked. Mommy and daddy began the task of informing family and friends of the news. Immediately, there was an outpour of love and support. Mommy and daddy have amazing family and friends! In order for me to get better I have to receive chemotherapy. This means countless hospital visits, doctors visits, medicines and more! And, I don't know if you know this but that stuff is expensive! So, I have a favor to ask all of you. Please, donate to my medical fund so my parents can focus on me and my health. I love them so much and I don't want them to worry! I am still young and don't really understand money but I do know that any amount would be appreciated! Thank you for all of your support!

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I definitely skipped over a lot with my last update. If you would like to read Eddie's full story here is the link to Lesley's blog.

http://www.amazinglittlelife.com/
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Hi, everyone!

It has been a long time since I have last posted an update and apologize for that! A lot has happened to Eddie in the last year. Some good and some bad. I wish I could go over everything but there is simply too much to tell. So, I will focus on some of the main events. But, first let me start off by saying this, Eddie is a rock star (and so are his parents.) I seriously have never met a stronger family then Ed, Lesley and Eddie. I have watched them take trip after trip to the hospital, ask for prayer after prayer and take every step necessary to make sure that there little boy is happy and healthy. Eddie has endured more than any child should ever have to. In the past year he has received chemo, steroids, lost his hair, battled illnesses and just had a rough year overall. However, a lot of good things have happened to Eddie as well! He is in remission and in the maintenance phase of treatments, he has his beautiful blonde hair back, he has attended soccer games with Mom and Dad, went to Destin, got to see Disney On Ice and made other fun memories! It has been so nice to watch him have fun and play just like a two year old should! And even more exciting news, Eddie, is going to be a big brother in December! Yay!

As wonderful all of that is Eddie has been having a rough time as of late. After fighting a respiratory virus for about a month he was in need of a blood transfusion. Ed and Lesley tried to keep him out of the hospital but his fever spiked over night, had sores in his GI tract, and had a few other complications. He was given IV fluids and pain meds. His blood counts were not were they were supposed to be. The next day they decided that they would give him a continuous morphine drip, IV tylenol and a laxative to help him go to the bathroom. At this point Eddie was neutropenic (which means he didn't have the blood cells to fight infections.) As of the next day there was still no change. Eddie was still getting fevers and was scheduled to have a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia and to get a bone marrow biopsy. Finally, they got the news that Eddie's preliminary biopsy was negative (no cancer cells) and that they would finally be able to go home. As you can imagine Ed, Lesley and Eddie were all exhausted and ready to be home. Now, that they are all home reality has set in. As I am sure you all know there are a lot of costs associated with childhood cancer. Between medical bills from the hospital, transportation to and from the hospital, medications and regular bills it is hard to make ends meet. We are asking for you help! We understand if you are unable to donate and will gladly except prayers, well wishes and any other help you can offer.

I know I have not told Eddie's story very well and I have left a lot out. Stay strong little boy! You are rock star, super hero and so much more!

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We are so close to hitting the $2,000 mark! Please, keep the donations coming for dear little Eddie! Any amount is appreciated! If you are unable to donate please keep him in your prayers! Today he will be going in for sedation, a spinal tap, and intrathecal chemo. He is strong and so are his parents but let's do everything we can to help them!
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It is so awesome to wake up and see that we have already raised over $1400 for little Eddie! Thank you to everyone who has donated! Let's keep this momentum so we can reach our goal!
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$5,415 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 57 people in 33 months
Created October 13, 2015
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$100
Kathlee LaMacchia
19 months ago

You are in my prayers & thoughts everyday.

DJ
$50
Donna Jackson
19 months ago

Prayers to your family. Special hugs and kisses for Eddie.

TK
$500
Tracy Kristoff
19 months ago

We continue to hold your family in our prayers!

$25
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20 months ago
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