If you have noticed, I have started a little pattern – spreading out the cancer statistics with stories of real life childhood cancer patients.
Today, I am introducing you to Quinlan:
Quinlan was admitted to the hospital on June 20, 2012, after his mother Caroline took him to the pediatrician because she was concerned about bruising on his body. His legs were covered with bruises for no real apparent reason. In other words the bruises were not consistent with the fall/bump witnessed.
The doctor did blood tests and sent them directly to VCU. They have been there since. He will need a marrow transplant to survive.
Quinlan is an amazing little boy! Strong well beyond his years. He is an inspiration to every one who meets him.
On a side note, as if this story isn’t sad enough, Quinlan has a little brother named Zander who was only 2 weeks old when “Q” got sick. Because Mom & Dad are at the hospital every moment with Quinlan, Zander is being taken care of by family.
The brothers see each other when they can but it is too risky taking the baby to the hospital regularly.
You can follow Quinlin’s story here.
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CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a national non-profit foundation that accelerates the cure for children’s cancer by driving innovation, eliminating research barriers and solving the field’s most challenging problems. We fight every day to make treatment possible and a cure probable for the 36 children diagnosed with cancer daily. We do this in three ways:
– We accelerate the cure for children at greatest risk of losing their battle with cancer by posing essential challenges to scientists and inviting teams to overcome them with novel research approaches.
– We support children’s enrollment in clinical trials that have the potential to save their lives today.
– We provide resources and education, so no child faces a cancer diagnosis without a fully equipped support team behind them.
Ultimately, CureSearch is working to change the odds for those children most at risk.
You can donate to CureSearch here!