Kale’s Story: Childhood Cancer Awareness

Kale’s Story: Childhood Cancer Awareness


Back in 2015 our son Kale who was five
at the time started passing blood in his urine so we went to our local ER and
they said to follow up with our primary care physician so we want and had
ultrasounds of his kidneys done and then the next day I got a phone call saying
that they found baseball-sized tumor in his left kidney Wilms tumor is somewhat common in
children usually you only see it in one kidney but with Kale’s case it was in both
kidneys so that’s why they decided they want to start chemotherapy and then
dialysis he was getting dialysis three times a week and then after, it was a
little over a month his kidney function actually was restored so that was
wonderful news to this day I do not remember exactly
how many but killers had numerous blood transfusions platelet transfusions
seeing your child go from an energy level with zero and getting a
transfusion which takes about an hour and a half to three hours depending and
seeing that just in that little bit of time their color come back and their
energy go up it’s just amazing our first initial stay was 65 days and then we
were home for less than 48 hours when his condition deteriorated quite rapidly
and then we are readmitted and we stayed in the hospital for 231 days and during
that time PA I was in kindergarten and he missed almost every single day being
in the classroom building with his class he did not miss one school day because
we did school via FaceTime there’s people in there every single day
needing products and to take a few minutes out of your day if you’re able
to donate blood I think is a very very important thing until you’re in the
shoes as a patient or a parent I never understood how important it was until
they they really started doing that when Kel went into the hospital and it’s just
amazing to see you know schools out there are struggling and to see them get
money and then donate it right back means a lot to us on July 19th of 2016
we were given the all clear of cancer free but we have celebrated two years of
being cancer-free striving to get to five years which is then we can consider
him a survivor I never thought that blood donation
would be something that would affect myself for my family thank you to
everybody that comes in donates you don’t know how much it means to do you