Ian is a sweet, loving, spirited little boy who has always been very active—running and jumping from place to place like any two-year-old would. When Ian developed bruises on his legs, his mother assumed it was from normal play and rough housing with his brother. Ian still had tons of energy, so his parents did not suspect anything out of the ordinary.
However, when Ian’s bruises increased in number and size, they took him to his pediatrician. Ian had bloodwork done and was sent home. Just a few hours later, his pediatrician called with the results: Ian’s bloodwork did not look good, and his iron levels were extremely low. The family was instructed to take Ian to the children’s hospital right away for additional testing.
Ian was officially diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on March 31, 2020. He was immediately admitted to the hospital, had surgery to place his port, and began treatment within days. Within hours, the whole family’s life changed forever. It has been difficult for the brothers to be apart while Ian undergoes treatment. Still, Ian’s parents knew they have to remain strong and positive for both of their kids.
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