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2.17.2014

Baby leukemia patient Isaac needs your help

At six months old, Isaac was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia



Heads up. Passing along this information about a child in need... This adorable baby needs your help. Last summer, 6-month-old Isaac was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, a form of blood cell cancer. The treatment requires several rounds of chemotherapy and ultimately, a bone marrow transplant. His parents, Sarah and Joel, have essentially lived at the hospital with Isaac since July.

The family lives in Dallas now, but they are looking to move next to a clinic in another part of the country to give Isaac the best treatment he can get. Their community -- "Team Isaac" -- has put together a fundraiser to help cover the medical expenses and associated costs. Here's some more information about Isaac's story:

After ten days of what seemed like a bad cold, Sarah took her son for the third time to the pediatrician. Something was off: Isaac's low-grade fever had not waned in ten days, his appetite had shrunk in half, he was waking up at night crying inconsolably, and his usual playfulness was gone. The doctor finally ordered a blood test and, within an hour, called Sarah and Joel back to the office. The doctor then told them news Sarah and Joel will never forget: "Isaac has Leukemia."

Without time to even let the heartbreaking news settle in, they rushed Isaac to the emergency room at Children's Medical Center for additional testing. Within hours, his diagnosis was confirmed. Baby Isaac was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). He was hospitalized immediately and, two days later, started his first round of chemotherapy treatment.

AML treatment is intense and requires long periods of hospitalization. Isaac and his parents have essentially lived at the hospital since July 29. Isaac's treatment includes several rounds of chemotherapy and ultimately, he will need a bone marrow transplant.
To learn more about little Isaac's situation, and make a donation, go to YouCaring.com.