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We had a YouCaring page set up but had to create a GoFundMe since they were combining them.

Here's our story!

On February 6, 2017, Caleb Hammond was diagnosed with B cell ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia).  Caleb spent the rest of the week up at Blank Children's Hospital. He was released to go home on Friday February 10, 2017. . This page is to help out his dad, John, who works full time and his step mom, Kylee, is a stay at home mom while running an in home daycare. They will have unexpected expenses while still providing for Caleb’s younger siblings, Carly and Kaiden Hammond.


Caleb was sick 3 weeks prior to his diagnose. At first they thought it was growing pains, but doctor said it was a virus that was working its way out of his body. Then he was experiencing shoulder and neck pain. Back to the doctor he went, and it started to get better.  Then leg pain came back.  The last diagnose was mono and walking pneumonia. But nothing was helping the pain so his dad and step mom decided to get a second opinion. They went up to Blank Children’s Hospital Monday February 6, 2017 just thinking they would confirm his prior diagnoses. After running many tests and being there all afternoon, a parent’s worst nightmare became real. Caleb’s labs were the same as someone who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 

During the first month we had clinic visits once or twice a week. Until March 9th when he spiked a fever. We when arrived at clinic his doctor told us that he had some news on his most recent bone marrow. At that time they found out he had ph + like Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Which is a more aggressive leukemia. And that also told us he would have to have a bone marrow transplant to give him the best life we can. 

After finding this out Caleb was started on a new chemo plan. Little did we know at that time it would make our world come crashing down even more. Due to how sick he was, this chemo wiped him out. He was in a medically induced coma for a week, on dialysis, heart failure, and we were told to be prepared. Most of that week was a blur. So much going on and we all were mentally exhausted. He came out of coma and started to improve. He had to learn how to eat, write and walk again. 
It was a rough but he did it!! He also spend 82 days inpatient after being admitted March 9th. 



Since then we have been to Minnesota, Missouri and finally Tennessee for possible centers for transplant. 

During transplant time, Caleb could of been inpatient for 30 days.. then close to center for another 2 months. Total of 90-100 days away from home. 

We ended up going to Tennessee in Jan 2018. Caleb had bone marrow transplant on Jan 26, 2018. Six months later than the original transplant date..  Going into transplant we were told to expected the worst. 

He had a few rough days during transplant time but did very well overall.  

We all came home on May 3th 2018. After learning his leukemia could of been coming back as it was a low percentage. We redid bone marrow a few weeks later it was much higher.. since then it keeps higher despite the treatment he was given. 

Today we found out that his leukemia is similar to a new diagnose. Meaning the number of disease is higher. We are starting 2 chemo's today. They will be once a day for 5 days. During this time he will be inpatient. So probably for the next 2 to 3 weeks. 

This page is to help out with bills, extra expenses, and household things, as we have siblings there while we are away. 


We appreciate each prayer sent our way! As well as donations! 

*You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved!*

#TeamCaleb #NoChildFightsAlone #NEGU #MoreThan4

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Words cannot describe thankful we are for each and every prayer, call/message, package/card, and donation we have received.
Little did we know that Caleb's story would have such a huge impact.

Caleb is doing very well to be in this situation. we are in. He has had a very eventful few weeks with his family and friends!

We are forever grateful!!

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It’s breaking my heart to post this..

Earlier this week we learned that Caleb’s leukemia is still present. We did a blood test to see what chemo would work the best..this was just tested against his blood not actually how he would tolerate them. We learned that only 5 chemo would work. But could they would do more harm then anything.

We also learned Caleb’s leukemia has formed many new mutations that are more aggressive then the first ones when he was diagnosed. Knowing this, we knew he would never cured.. just by us more time with him.

We have 3 options..(all of which has the same outcome) and what Caleb wanted the most was to go home and be a kid again…spend time with his siblings, and family.
He has decided to come home and be kid.. We let him make that decision..and we fully support him in it. Friday he was discharged..

He is still doing chemo pills at nighttime but they are more just to hold it at bay. This first week we will have clinic visits for dressing change and blood infusions. He still has iv infusions at home that his mom and I will be doing..

We do not know how much longer we have with him. We have everything in place when that time comes..

I know many have asked how they can help.. I will post our GoFundMe page.. or you can mail any cards to our address. No parent ever plans for expenses we are going to have.

Please understand that this is so much to process and respect our privacy and time we have with our family.
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