Four-year-old Isaac has been diagnosed with Leukemia. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia two weeks before his second birthday and is currently in the home stretch of his treatment plan.
His mother wrote:
“Isaac was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia two weeks before his second birthday on November 8, 2016. Isaac’s treatment plan is a 3 1/2 year treatment plan and we are now in the home stretch!! He should be done with chemo January 20, 2020, which will be the same day as his older brother, Carlos’s, Birthday. Isaac’s treatment plan consists of oral chemo pills that he takes one each day and the other once a week. He also receives Chemotherapy infusions at the Pediatric Cancer Center every 4 weeks, which used to be, at the beginning, two chemos every two weeks for the first year. He also gets Lumbar Punctures every 3 months vs every 6 weeks in the beginning. Plus antibiotics and steroids he has to take as part of his treatment.
Isaac is the strongest little human I know, and he has thought of our family so much in these last couple of years. He has given me the strength as mother to push forward for him, because of how strong he has been through his journey.
The day Isaac was diagnosed, I remember having about 6 to 8 people in his hospital room to give us the news that our son had cancer. In that moment, I felt my heart sink and I began to cry so the doctor handed me the box of tissues. Well, Isaac grabbed one of the tissues and wiped the tears from my face. That, to me, told me like it was him saying ‘Mommy don’t cry, I’m going to be OK.’ I just remember hugging Isaac so tight and just asking God to give me the strength I was going to need to get through this journey. “
Isaac is the youngest of two boys. These boys are close-knit and love to play together. Just like their dad, these boys are growing in their love of sports, especially as Raiders fans. Not only are they a joy to have as a part of the Hearts of Hope Network family, but they are incredibly thoughtful, too. Their mother has referred several other families caring for critically ill children to Hearts of Hope Network. Because of them, we are so glad to be able to reach out to this family and many others.
Hearts of Hope Network is here to help Isaac’s family. Because of generous donations and support, we have sent Tony’s Hugs packages to each member of this family and are here to help throughout their journey.
Isaac’s family is also fundraising on their own. While we are here to help, the cost of caring for a critically ill child can be very extreme. We thank you for supporting Hearts of Hope Network through donations, and if you would like to help support this family even further, please consider following their support links below.
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