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.