Help The Yzquierdo Family

For: Steven Yzquierdo
Mesa, AZ
Organizer: Autumn Langford
Help The Yzquierdo Family (Steven Yzquierdo)
$2,495
of $5,000 goal
49% Complete
Raised by 47 donors

The Story

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. 

-Autumn Langford







Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 11, 2018

Posted on May 11, 2018

From Steven the Brave:

It's been a week since we shared the update that Steven had started walking. We are thrilled to say that he is still walking.
He doesn't have much strength in his legs yet but he is slowly building up endurance.Today he had a doctor's appointment and didn't even want to use his wheelchair. He walked the whole way!

Steven is even able to walk up the stairs. He uses the banister to help pull himself up BUT this is the first time he has been able to WALK up the stairs since September 2017!Go ahead and say Praise the Lord!Steven also has some tough days. Chemo is tough! This weekend we thought we were gonna have to take him back to the ER. Thankfully he made a little progress and we felt ok to stay at home. We watch him like a hawk!Rejoice with us that Steven is walking but don't stop praying. Steven's health changes so fast. He can be great one moment and really sick a little later. Thank you for coming along with us on this journey!Lastly, Steven the Brave is on Instagram!
https://www.instagram.com/steventhebrave/


Posted on March 28, 2018

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Posted on March 28, 2018

Steven has spent almost half of the last 40 days since he was diagnosed in the hospital.  Every day is filled with conversations with the Pain Management team, the Surgical team, the Oncology team and Child Life specialists, Social workers, in-hospital Physical Therapists and the X-ray (radiology team).  Steven’s mom and dad alternate nights in the hospital, but are still in the hospital about 32 hours at a time.

They are adjusting to the "new normal" but it is not easy. You never know tired until you’ve spent hours, days, and weeks next to a hospital bed.

Steven is much better than he was 10 days ago when he was rushed to the ER but he is still sick and in a lot of pain. His family will learn more soon after another CT scan but don't know when they will get to go home.

Please continue to keep Steven and his family in your thoughts and prayers and donate if you can. You can also follow his story on Facebook at Steven the Brave.

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