Andrew was diagnosed with Erythroid (M6) Acute Myeloid Leukemia on November 4th, 2010 when he was almost 5 months old. Andrew is currently in remission from his cancer, after finishing his 5 rounds of chemotherapy. He is a healthy, happy toddler.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Worthy Causes

Being part of the cancer mom world is wonderful. You have this instant support system of amazing women who know exactly what it's like and are so eager to adopt you into their world. It comes with a staggering price--having your child diagnosed with cancer--and it is inevitable that you hear bad news on a regular basis. I recently learned that Daniel Allen, a brave 7 year-old boy of one of our cancer moms, just got an MRI that showed his cancer has returned. He has a particularly aggressive form of medulloblastoma, a cancer of the brain. They expect he won't make it to meet his little brother in the fall. His parents have decided to go to Disneyland as they only have a few weeks before Daniel will start to feel unwell. Some of the cancer moms have set up a fund for him. If you would like to donate, please send me your email and I will give you the paypal account email for them.

Also, I was not able to make it to the inaugural curesearch walk held here in Salt Lake City last Saturday, but no one donates more to research for childhood cancers than curesearch. It supports the children's oncology group (COG) which makes the protocols and coordinates clinical trials. At least 80% of COG's funding goes to research. If you are able and so inclined, a lot of our friends on the sidebar have teams that walked last Saturday, and you can donate there, or at a general link:

Love to all,

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