trOy BeAt cAncer

trOy BeAt cAncer


I went through probably the hardest
thing that I’ll ever go through in my life when I was diagnosed with cancer. As I slowly began to process what was going on, I became pretty afraid and pretty
scared that I might not get better. When we got the phone call from the doctor
that day, it was like an out-of-body experience. When he said your son has
leukemia, we were just in shock. Troy needed blood and platelets right when he was admitted to the hospital, as soon as he was diagnosed. One of the times when we were in clinic and Troy was receiving chemotherapy, he also
needed to get some platelets and we were waiting for them to come and the nurse would come in and say, “oh the platelets aren’t here yet.” Another half an hour or hour would pass and “they’re still not here yet.” “There’s a shortage of platelets.” My mom and I were both pretty concerned
that I wasn’t going to get the platelets in time and I became pretty afraid and
pretty scared that I might not get better. So watching Troy’s health improve
after getting blood and platelet products; it was amazing to see him go
from this almost lifeless boy to a son who had energy and more life to him. I’m extremely happy every single day to just be able to spend time with my family and
just spending time with my friends again and playing sports with them again and
being a part of the community at my school. To all the blood and platelet donors, I
just want to say thank you so much for helping my son Troy get better and
giving him strength and giving him life. It means the world to me.