Steven has leukemia.
For months Steven has been in pain and unable to walk. The doctor ran a blood test because he had a few new symptoms. On Monday the family got a call from the doctor to take him to the ER. The doctors at the ER ran the test again and had Steven transferred to Phoenix Children's Hospital by ambulance.
By the end of the day, he was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL). Steven had surgery for his port, bone marrow biopsy, and lumbar puncture.
Steven started chemo on Thursday. He will have more in the future. When he leaves the hospital, he will continue with outpatient chemo.
Steven’s loving parents Jim and Holly have been taking turns each commuting about 2 hours round trip to and from the hospital and the other staying with Steven’s brother at home. They have no family in Arizona and depend heavily on help from their wonderful friends and church family. They are both missing work and unfortunately the medical bills, etc., will start to add up.
Holly is an amazing mother and dear childhood friend of mine. I also know the pain of having a child with cancer. I know how much a donation of any kind can help when there are more important things to worry about when caring for your precious child. Consider a donation to this beautiful family, and please keep Steven in your thoughts and prayers.