Anthony Needs Our Help!
As some of you may already know, our dear friend Spike, Gaffer extraordinaire, is battling AML / Leukemia. AML is a cancer that starts in the bone marrow and hinders the production of normal blood cells. A bone marrow transplant is Spike’s best hope for a return to good health; unfortunately, transplants can be financially devastating for the patient and their family.
April 3, 2018
As you all know, our original transplant date was the end of February but Spike ended up with drug-induced colitis (colon infection) and that gave us a significant set back. While we were clearing up the colitis, his blast cells crept back up to 10% instead of 3% so he’s currently undergoing additional chemo to bring those numbers back down to where they need to be. We were hoping to be home by the middle of July but now it’s looking more like September. As of this posting, our tentative transplant date is May 21st. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to battle our way back home.
Thank you for the overwhelming support!
April 3, 2018
Ok, so here’s the next part of the plan.
We spoke to the chemo doctor today and he’s going to put Spikie on some higher octane drugs. This means he’ll be admitted to the hospital (this Friday we think) for 5 days while he gets the new chemo and different clinical trials. Then more bone biopsies to see how they did. If they did well, then into transplant as quick as we can so as not to have another relapse. Hopefully the schedules will work out so there’s not so much down time between chemo and transplant this time.
So this next round of drugs is going to be pretty rough on him…keep him in your hearts and minds while he goes through it. I’ll keep you updated as we go. Thank you my angels. <3 <3
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May 24, 2018
Continued love & support, looking forward to seeing you both when you get back to Atlanta! Love, Adam & Samantha
January 22, 2018
For some odd reason, I wasn't aware of the fundraiser! I will start checking in more often so that I won't miss out on anything from now on, ok?
December 21, 2017
Sorry I couldn't make it to the awesome party. Hang in there you two! I will continue to keep watching for Kim's updates! Best
December 20, 2017
We're unable to make the Ball but I sent a donation tonite. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you guys daily. Love you guys lots !!
Uncle Jerry and Aunt Terry