September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 19, 2012 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Caleb Fornal. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Caleb’s fund.
Caleb Fornal was an active four year old boy who loved playing soccer and golf. It wasn’t until a soccer injury had prompted his mother to question the orthopedic doctor that the unthinkable was a reality. After his fall, he spent the weekend going to an urgent care, children’s hospital, orthopedic doctor. Over the course of the weekend his arm injury quickly spread to his leg, where it left him unable to walk. Caleb’s mother questioned the doctor and refused to cast his leg knowing something else was wrong. After returning to the children’s hospital and a routine CBC was run she was told the most devastating news a mother could hear. ” We believe your child has leukemia.” On March 13, 2012, their lives came to a shattering halt, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
That day Caleb began his fight. The fight of his life. He began induction therapy and encountered a big bump in the road. Just two weeks into treatment Caleb got a critical case of pancreatitis from one of the chemos. He battled through that and just proving how strong he is. By the end of the month Caleb reached the goal of remission, but was told more heart shattering news. His genetic testing showed he is hypodiploid and will require more intense treatment for the next three years.
Caleb is doing very well with treatment now. He has so many supporters, family and friends worldwide. He continues to share his contagious smile to all those around them and Fight Strong!
You can follow Caleb’s journey at
www.facebook.com/kickinitwithcaleb or www.helpcurecaleb.blogspot.com