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Our sweet Douglas battles Hodgkins Lymphoma

$565raised of $5,000 goal
11%

Organizer: Tracy Adamson Beneficiary: Douglas Adamson

Fundraising for Douglas to help with expenses traveling back & forth for chemotherapy. He told his dad what he learned the last 5 months " just take it like a man".

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Douglas (15) was sent home from school first week of November 2012 with swelling of the neck. We didnt think it was anything but a infection so off to the ER we went. After a series of tests everything came back normal & then the word cancer came out of the doctors mouth & said to get a second opinion.
Next was to see his doctor which he has had since birth. When his doctor felt his neck I had a feeling there was something wrong. He got us in at Childrens Hospital in Pittsburgh within 3 days.
This is when our world got turned upside down. He had a biopsy of one of his lymphnodes & it was cancer.
Feeling of anxiety, fear, denial & everything you can think of came over me. He was admitted & that day started our cancer journey.

After a few weeks his hair fell out in big patches & he didnt see it at first. When I did I didn't react too well. It was then I realized how mature my boy was. He said "Don't worry mom, its just hair".

Over the past 5 months we have had a lot of help through family, friends, & his school. We are now feeling the effects of financial problems.

Our savings is depleted & having troubles. We put our son as our #1 priority as it should be & this has caused us a finanical strain.

All proceeds will benefit Douglas Adamson  and vital programs and services the Childrens Hospital Of Pittsburgh provide that bring help, hope, care and support to children and their families fighting cancer. 

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10/24/2013
by Tracy Adamson
Here it is months later. Douglas has had quite a few problems since his chemo and radiation. He developed a thyroid problem which he is on medication daily for,, then he had a problem with his one eye. It was buldging out and his oncologist thinks its from the radiation, so we have got a MRI to make sure something else isnt going on behind his eye .On a good note his make a wish is coming up middle of November and he is super excited about it!I have been procrastinating on doing a fundraiser again since the last one got $0.Here it is months later. Douglas has had quite a few problems since his chemo and radiation. He developed a thyroid problem which he is on medication daily for,, then he had a problem with his one eye. It was buldging out and his oncologist thinks its from the radiation, so we have got a MRI to make sure something else isnt going on behind his eye .On a good note his make a wish is coming up middle of November and he is super excited about it!I have been procrastinating on doing a fundraiser again since the last one got $0.




05/16/2013
by Tracy Adamson
Hi folks, Yesterday Douglas had his 4th PET scan.  We are awaiting results.  He is in good spirits and since tomorrow is a half day of school hes looking forward to the weekend.  He has been battling this for over 7 months now.  Its getting harder & harder finacially with the traveling.  Please donate if you are able. Thanks bunches!




05/02/2013
by Tracy Adamson
So, its been over 6 months.  Douglas is going with the flow.  The next step is May 15th.  We go back to Childrens Hospital for a 4th PET scan.  We are hoping for great results.  If so, we can get surgery scheduled to have his mediport removed.  He cant wait since he hasnt been able to play football, baseball , etc since hes afraid he will bump the port.
As I am typing this he just called & said he decided to walk home from school since its so nice out.  We live about a mile & a half from there so I said sure.

I will update again when I have more news.  Thanks everyone! 




04/18/2013
by Tracy Adamson
Today is Thursday April 18th, 2013.  Douglas went back to school yesterday.  He was very excited to get back into the groove.
We are currently waiting for test results of a heart sonogram, then Childrens Hospital will let us know whaen our next appointment is.  We are glad we are getting a little break.  We had to drive to Pittsburgh & back every morning for the past 3 weeks.
Douglas will be busy with his schoolwork & Pirates baseball during this time.
We are hoping to get more donations to help us with the cost of this all.
Every penny will go towards Douglas's medical expenses.




04/11/2013
by Tracy Adamson
Douglas is more than half way through with radiation.  Each treatment he says he feels a little worse.  We all cant wait for this to be over!




03/28/2013
by Tracy Adamson
Thank you Angie.  It will be put to good use!  :)




03/27/2013
by Tracy Adamson
Thank you so much Scott Burner.  I cant begin to tell you how much this is appreciated!  :)




03/27/2013
by Tracy Adamson
Thank you Kelly & Lila.   :)




03/26/2013
by Tracy Adamson
Starting Thursday March 28th Douglas will be receiving radiaion dailt until April 23rd exluding weekends.  Driving back & forth all these days is creating a financial problem.  Any help is apreciated.


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