Dear friends and family,
After seeking consultation about a mass on my son's back, in July of 2014, he was diagnosed with desmoid tumors and Gardener's Symdome. Since the tumor was the size of a grapefruit, Vanderbilt and other hospitals said removing it was too dangerous. Subsequently, they turned us away. St. Jude welcomed us with open arms. They determined a course of action and performed surgery to remove it. Afterwards, Dallas did six rounds of chemo to stabilize the tumors, and later realized more treatment was necessary.
Today, Dallas is about to be a 5th grader at Denmark Elementary School. He will have his first of many colonoscopies to come on May 3rd. He's currently on chemo for the tumors. The chemo has turned his hair gray, and he has blisters on his feet and hands. Dallas rarely complains, and he has an extremely positive attitude. The older he gets, the more complications he has as a result of the syndrome, but I'm thankful to God for a special place like St. Jude.
This year I'm "Going the Distance 4 Dallas"! I'm doing the 10k for Dallas, and all the special kids of St. Jude. I'm grateful that they fight on behalf of its patients and their families. We are equally thankful for family and friends like you who give and make this possible.
Join me in the fight; give today.