King Fights Cancer
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My name is
yes, my legal name is King : )
I am only 5 years old.
On June 6th, 2016 at 2.5 years old,
I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (a blood cancer in the high risk category).
I also have G6PD which is an incurable, lifelong blood disorder.
It is a RARE and deadly combination to have both leukemia and G6PD.
My treatment plan is 3 1/2 YEARS of DAILY CHEMOTHERAPY,
I am three years into treatment and I have experienced several severe complications.
I had to relearn how to walk as the chemotherapy was so toxic it left me unable to walk for months (vincristine toxicity), nerve damage throughout my body (neuropathy), PTSD, brain swelling (leukoencephalopathy) and painful mouth sores are just a few side effects.
At this point, I take 73 CHEMO PILLS MONTHLY.
This does not include intravenous or spinal chemo.
Unfortunately, as I get older the amount of chemo and medication
I have to take continues to INCREASE.
The most scariest part of my treatment is that it
Regardless of all that I have been through and still going through,
I do my best to enjoy each day, stay positive and spread awareness about pediatric cancer.
Since the day of diagnosis 6.6.16, I take at least one chemo pill
EVERY ... SINGLE ... DAY.
Every other Friday, I take 14 pills which consist of prednisone (steroids)
and chemo pills named methotrexate and mercaptopurine. I take zantac to prevent
ulcers in my stomach and intestines and zofran or hydroxyzine for nausea and vomiting.
I also get chemo in my spine and through my port which is connected to my heart.
I spent the remainder of 2016 and most of 2017 hospitalized
and isolated in my hospital room. I've had countless blood and platelet transfusions,
blood draws, lumbar punctures (with and without spinal chemo) chemotherapy infusions in my port,
sedation's, hospital induced infections as well as overnight, week and month long hospital stays.
I've been through so much for a 5 year old and this all began when I was just 2.
I am often reminded that I am a strong, courageous and inspirational boy.
I am an older brother to Mesiah and Faith.
My parents want nothing more than to cure all children of this awful disease called
I am loving, strong, helpful, funny and smart and
I AM GOING TO BEAT CANCER!
Follow my journey!
Please share my story with others so we can spread awareness!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT
IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
Have a blessed day!