On November 21st, Chris and Rebecca Dunn took their son to the doctor for what they thought was a simple cold and discovered that CJ had T-Cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, about 15% to 20% of children with ALL have T-cell ALL. Within 48 hours of the diagnosis, CJ underwent surgery for a port and began the long process of chemotherapy. In the next 9-12 months, CJ will undergo weekly treatments and procedures to treat the cancer.
CJ is a fun, spunky, 4th grader with a love of sports, music, and his Friday Funday play dates with his friends. While we know that CJ is a fighter and will beat cancer, we also realize that he will need the constant love and support of his parents to make this journey. As a result, Rebecca has quit her job to ensure one parent can be with CJ at all time. The loss of her pay coupled with the unexpected medical builds will definitely impact the family financially.
Chris and Rebecca are both wonderfully giving and dedicated members of the Moore County community. Now it is our turn to give back to the Dunn Family and we hope that you will consider helping by donating. All donated funds will be used to cover travel expenses (approx. $225 each month just in gas), food, medical bills, and anything CJ may need along the way.
If you would prefer to give locally, you can drop of gift cards for gas (Exxon, BP, and Circle K), food (Harris Teeter), and visa gift cards (which can be used for everything else) at the Arts Council of Moore County. Please put them in an envelope addressed to Chris Dunn. We'll post updates as we get them!
We would like to give a "Shout Out" to the parents at Rebecca's preschool who have volunteered to cover her shifts thru the end of the school year to ensure that she receives a paycheck until May! THANK YOU for your generosity!
To learn more about CJ's specific type of cancer, visit the American Cancer Society's Website at https://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-in-children/detection-diagnosis-staging/how-classified.html