Donate to Dylan - My Grandson

Picture of my Grandson Dylan at 5 years old
Dylan 5 yrs old
UPDATE - May 1, 2017 - My 7-year old grandson Dylan has survived a fatal form of Leukemia (ALL) he got when he was an infant. After months and months of early hospitalization and intense treatments (including chemo, radiation, and a complete cord blood transplant) he is now in a healing mode from the Leukemia itself (a miracle in my book) and we are hopeful for a improving future. However, his continued care does demand much added expense for his parents (my son Erik & daughter-in-law Michelle) because they have no insurance coverage and have to pay "out-of-pocket" for all expenses including continued doctor visits to cancer specialists and neurologists as well as other medical needs because of the damage the early treatment (radiation, chemo) did to the rest of his body. We love him very much and one of the big reasons I do this blog is to help my grandson through small donations from generous people like you who may also have gone
through severe medical issues in their life or know a family member who may now be dealing with health issues. I think we all know people like that who have been through difficult times.

AZ Piano Reviews - Picture of my Grandson Dylan at 7 years old - developmental issues
Dylan 7 yrs old
Although Dylan may "look" fairly normal at this point, he is far from that. Dylan has physical & severe mental developmental issues due to the intense treatment (chemo & radiation) he received for the Leukemia when he was an infant, but it took a while to see if Dylan would develop normally or not. We have known for awhile now that he does not operate and behave normally including not being able to communicate past a 2-3 year old level and not able to say many words, as well as being visually impaired with poor vision. Dylan's brain & thought functions are also impaired to the point where it is difficult for him to learn to discern right from wrong much of the time as he will behave in erratic ways which are far from normal and can be disturbing to his surroundings. It's almost like he has autism in some ways because much of the time he lives in his own world, but he doesn't have autism. What Dylan has is now commonly referred to as "chemo brain."

Dylan needs and is undergoing long term professional developmental care and therapy which is very expensive and is beyond our family's ability to pay for. In fact, we just learned that he has no teeth coming in at all since he began losing his baby teeth, and he is now 7 years old so he will not be able to have anything done about that (he'll have no teeth to chew with, hard to believe but true) until he is much older past teenage years when possible orthodontia work can be done.

I am asking anyone who appreciates my blog reviews (which I do at my own expense and time) if you would consider donating a small amount towards Dylan's expenses? It would mean so much to me and my family, and we are hopeful that one day we will see some much needed physical, mental, & interactive social improvements, although it is very challenging right now as I mentioned. We are praying that a miracle will occur with Dylan because he is loved by many.

All proceeds will go directly to Dylan's continued care.
No donation is too small

CLICK HERE ON THIS LINK
TO SEE A SHORT VIDEO OF MY GRANDSON
*This video was done shortly after Dylan was back to feeling somewhat OK when he was quite young
and out of danger from his Leukemia

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

5 comments:

  1. I'll try to donate!
    I've had leukemia myself, it's horrible.
    I wish the best for everyone!

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  2. I will also try to donate, what an inspiring yet heartbreaking story. May God bless Dylan and your family.

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  3. I just wanted to send my thoughts to all of you. In England we take our free health service for granted...my daughter spent many years in hospital with an eating disorder and then developed Hodgkin's lymphoma when she was 21.She is now thirty and amazing. The treatment for is advancing all the time and I really hope things go well for Dylan...my family will think about him and wish him a great future. Stuart

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  4. I spoke with you today and am donating right now. I HATE cancer.

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  5. I am in the Philippines and would love to donate to the Dylan fund. However, I only have and American Express credit card and you do not accept that card. Is there any other way that I may donate?

    Bernard

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