Almost done with treatment....
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Elijah is a typical 9 year old...who just underwent 2 years of treatment for Leukemia... with another year and 5 months to go. Imagine how active 9 year old little boys SHOULD be. Think video games, playing army and skateboard outdoors. Building forts and snowball fights.
He spent a lot of his last 2 years isolated from friends and activites, due to his compromised immune system. He lost his thick blonde hair and was sick and tired.
But, with only a year and a half to go... he's coming back. His hair has come back and he looks to be like any other 9 year old little boy, full of life!
Mom says, "This experience brings you all closer and reminds us how fragile we are and how much we all love each other. None of us have any guarantees in this life, so we often remind people to take time to go on vacation or take a day off work and enjoy the moment." It could all change tomorrow.
Diagnosed with Leukemia in July 2010 after having a recurrent fever. Taken to the local Emergency Department, Elijah was diagnosed a couple days later after a bone marrow biopsy.
Mom also shares, "Never loose hope... there is always hope. Make sure you have a good support system and talk with other parents or friends to get your feelings out."
This looks like one happy family now that Leukemia is pretty much a thing of the past! Way to go Elijah!!
Labels: cancer, cancer in kids, childhood cancer, Leukemia, Non-profit, Oldham Kids, Terri Shaver, The Oldham Project
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