THE CAUSE: This fundraiser is to help 11-year old Doron Coldwell fight Hodgkins Lymphoma. Money raised will be used for expenses related to his illness.
THE STORY: Until 2 years ago, Doron was a typical boy, living in Las Vegas, Nevada with his blended family, and spending his summers in Montana with extended family. Around that time he started experiencing frequent high fevers, unusual tiredness, and a general lack of energy. He also began struggled to do the things that he previously took for granted--play football, throw a baseball, or chase the dog. Eventually doctors determined that the symptoms were a result of Epstein Barr Virus (EPV), the virus that causes mononucleosis.
Then in late September 2017, he was diagnosed with advanced HODGKINS LYMPHOMA. It turns out that this unwelcome disease was directly related to his two-year battle with the EBV. Despite continuous medical care, this insidious virus refused to leave his little body. And it had now led to Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Within days of his cancer diagnosis, Doron was admitted to the hospital for his first chemotherapy treatment. After a few days he was allowed to go home but right after the second weekly treatment, he was readmitted with a slight fever; his white blood count was critical low, leaving him susceptible to infection. Doron spent the next 9 days in an isolation room in the children’s oncology ward. Then the prayers of many were answered and Doron returned home (Oct. 15). Still, on Friday it’s back to the hospital for his tri-weekly “heavy” chemo treatment.
This happy, much-loved, empathetic “kid” makes friends easily and is very loyal. Doron has a mature and wise attitude about his illness. His deep faith in God has allowed him to accept the disease and all of its possible effects without question. Still, he is a child and he wants to return to his pre-cancer life, get well, be able to throw a ball and climb a tree. He misses his friends, his dog and even school.
THE NEED: Doron has a long road of chemotherapy ahead and his body is already weakened from the struggle with EBV. Doron’s aunts invite you to join them, his larger family and his friends to help him with his battle.
Your help can take two forms. First, any financial contribution to this cause would be greatly appreciated. There are many direct and indirect expenses related to Doron's planned treatments and he has already been under medical care for more than two years. Second, we ask that you lift him and his family up in prayer and ask God for peace and healing (Psalm 107:19-20. James 5:16).
NOTE: If you donate to Doron’s medical care, it is not required that you donate to YouCaring—this is optional and can be edited to $0 (while the site does not charge the fees that crowdfunding sites typical charge, it incurs operating costs—thus the option to give).