11/21/15 UPDATE: for current updates, view FaceBook Group "Demolishing Cancer for David" as this is an older
fundraiserpage that was created but can still accept donations, currently he is on cancer#4, the link is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DemolishingCancer/
In 2009, at 2 years old, there were some ugly bruises that lead to a quick trip to CHKD for labs. Little did we know, that was round #1 of what would turn into David's fight against cancer.
He was first diagnosed with ALL (Leukemia) in May 2009 and completed treatments around July 2012.
EXACTLY a year after finishing his first chemo treatment which lasted about 3.5 years, the bruises were back...
And here he is, at six years old, staring a disease in the face that makes David fight every day for the things in life we take for granted. Good blood, playing baseball, going to school...the basics are just not likelihoods right now. His older sister, Molly 8, has a lot of changes to make and many struggles of her own head.
His treatment is much more rigorous and dangerous and the side effects have already proven to be rough. The plan or "outloo" has changed from the last time and we have learned this is a whole new monster.
BUT.........he will win this again! He will come out stronger than before! We will find a way to make this work!
Cancer is a monster that sucks the hope and dreams out of many people; not just us. It affects people emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually...and that incudes the patient, family, friends and many more who feel personal connection.
Although no longer together in the same household, I had to stop working to care for the David and their father comes everyday making sure our family fights this battle together. We work as a team for our son's illness but that still means I have little-to-no income oter than his child supprt and he has lessened hours at work so he can be present for treatments.
We need love, prayers, happy times, fundraisers, pictures, memories, and for EVERYBODY TO REMEMBER THAT DAVID WILL DEMOLISH THIS CANCER ONCE AND FOR ALL!