A few minutes ago I read that a beautiful little boy treated at the same hospital as Scott and also with leukemia has relapsed for the second time. His name is Mathew and he is just 5 years old. He relapsed (after over 2 years of aggressive therapy) shortly before Christmas, achieved remission a couple of weeks ago, but following yesterdays bone marrow test it has been confirmed that he has once more relapsed. This means his leukemia is very resistant to chemotherapy.
Now I know that you all know my feelings on life, death and the whole cosmos 'thing' but that is neither here nor there. I know that the Gliddons would like prayers for their baby and I know that many of you reading this are Christians, so please have a word with him upstairs. Whether Mathew be cured by medicine or God, it dont matter, but Mathews family have faith so please give them some of your strength.
Mathew will need a transplant, his brother is a perfect match so that is a good start. They also have a wonderful hospital lined up. As I understand it a transplant can be done without remission being achieved although it most certainly is better if the patient is in remission. The family will have to move up to Philidelphia shortly, the process is very lengthy, I would imagine a stay of 4 - 6 months, possibly longer. This ofcourse is very expensive. Loss of income, costs of staying elsewhere and numerous other things. If anyone reading this just happens to have a pot of gold that they arent using right now then Mathew does have a fund and any donation, however small would be much appreciated.
But this post isn't about me handing around the hat. Please visit his site and show that you care. I am heartbroken for his family. They are in a very frightening place. The 'r' word is even worse than the 'c' word.