Benny's Leukemia Battle

For: Benny Thielitz
Waukesha, WI
Organizer: Carroll University Pioneer Family
Benny's Leukemia Battle (Benny Thielitz)
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The Story

Six year old Benny is no stranger to fighting. The youngest of four kids, Benny was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was one years old. Five years later, on his 6th birthday, the doctors diagnosed him with Leukemia. Benny started his Chemo treatments on Friday, November 24 after the doctors were able to transition him to epilepsy medications that are more compatible with Chemo. 

The family will know more about his prognosis after his first 28 days of treatment and his second bone marrow biopsy. Benny will most likely need to continue having blood transfusions and platelets and will not be able to attend school the first 28 days while he gets his treatments and transfusions due to not feeling well and avoiding risk of infections.

As you can imagine, with Benny’s recent diagnosis, the Thielitz family needs help with medical expenses as they journey through this cancer battle over the next 2-3 years.

Benny’s parents, Shawn & Elisabeth, lead a life of helping others, and now, they need our help! Please consider donating to help them today.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 13, 2017

Posted on December 13, 2017

Thank you again to TMJ4 and all the Carroll athletes, Alumni, and supporters for helping with last week's news story!  Click here in case you missed it.

Please continue to keep the Thielitz family in your thoughts and prayers. Benny is over halfway through the first 'set' of treatments. We will know more after these first 28 days and continue to pray for optimistic results, strength, and comfort while his body starts to get rid of this awful disease!

Posted on December 1, 2017

Posted on December 1, 2017

Update from yesterday:

Benny had a spinal tap, and his 3rd round of Chemo today. Coach T said the spinal tap went very well today. They also received some very good news that has the Thielitz's very excited but we can’t jump the gun until we get today’s blood work back from Seattle. His chromosome work came back bad, but what is bad, is actually good for Benny. The 12th and 21st chromosomes are splitting and mixing with each other. Only 25% of leukemia patients have this. The great thing about it is that it could move him to the low risk category after the first 28 days of Chemo are complete. This means a less harsh Chemo after the first month, a shorter Chemo schedule and amazing prognosis for full and complete remission and recovery. The family will know more after today’s blood work is looked at and the bone marrow biopsy that is done on day 29.

Coach T said he doesn't know why the chromosome thing is good, but the doctors are excited they saw it. They are excited by the news but know that all the pieces have to come together. So far piece 1 has fallen into place. They will continue to pray that the rest will follow.

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