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This fundraiser ended on 12/12/11

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All funds will go for gas to go back and fourth to the hospital, clothes, diapers, and any other baby necessities!

On September 23rd, we headed to the hospital because I was in labor with our son, Wyatt. Finally, contractions had started! Once we arrived they put me on monitors and told me my contractions were too irregular. They called my doctor and he said to do an ultra-sound to check on the baby and see if it was beneficial to go ahead and keep me since I was going to be induced in 2 days anyways. On the ultra-sound they just happened to find a mass on Wyatt's liver. My doctor came to the hospital that night and told me he was going to transfer me to a different hospital, where there was an All Childrens right next door. When we got there I was admitted, and they did 2 more ultrasounds, both confirmed a mass of some kind, and not just a false reading. The next day I was induced and had the most beautiful baby boy I had ever seen on September 25th, 8:08 pm. He was a healthy 8lbs 6oz, and was already a miracle. He had managed to tie 2 knots in his cord in utero, and had it wrapped around his neck. They gave us the night with him, and did an ultrasound on him the 26th the next morning. It was starting to look worse and worse. After being transferred to All Childrens, having an MRI, x-rays, CT scans, blood counts, and a biopsy on his liver, Wyatt was confirmed to have Cancer a week later. We couldn't believe what was happening. He has a Hepatoblastoma, and at 10 days old, he started Chemo. He's the youngest patient his doctors have ever had. Wyatt is receiving 6 cycles of Chemo, and will have the tumor removed after Chemo has taken it's course. There is also a possibility of a liver transplant, in case the tumor doesn't shrink enough. At 2 weeks old, he was finally discharged from the hospital. We are now back and fourth to the hospital and multiple clinics that are at least an hour away each. Gas prices have never looked so horrible to us. My school and work plans have been delayed because of the special round the clock care Wyatt needs while he's on Chemo. I'm very grateful that things like this fundraiser will allow me to stay home with my son while he's in and out of the hospital having life-threatening procedures and drugs. Wyatt will be on Chemo for at least 6 months, and after surgery will have check-ups often. Any help will be greatly appreciated and take off that much more stress. We are already SO grateful for the awesome care he is receiving at All Children's Hospital. That and the Ronald McDonald house are a miracle! Thanks in advance for any help. Wyatt has a lot of love surrounding him and I have no doubt in my mind that he will pull through this no problem =] Cancer is silent. It doesn't have a face, it doesn't have a voice. My little boy is a normal baby, with a big secret. We're exploiting cancer's secret and giving it a voice! Even though he's so little, he is doing amazingly well on Chemo! He is SO strong and I hope his story gives hope to anyone else going through Chemo, young or old! Let Wyatt's fight be heard around the world!
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