My dearest warrior King,
Since 06.06.16 our lives froze. Everything came to a halt.
I wish I didn’t have to write this letter to you under these circumstances.
I wish you nothing but health, happiness and prosperity.
You are an AMAZINGLY STRONG boy!
I am happy that I agreed with your dad to legally name you King.
At first I thought it was insane but after this diagnosis I quickly realized it was meant to be.
You were diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the high risk category at only 2-years-old. You also have G6PD. G6PD is a condition causing red blood cells to break down in response to certain medications, infections, or other stressors. This deficiency is lifelong and not curable.
I wish I could’ve taken this life sentence for you.
If I could have, I would have done it in the blink of an eye.
You didn’t even have a chance to live your life, but I know your future will be bright!
It sucks that you grew up at the hospital. Cancer sucks. No child should ever experience this and I am so very sorry you and countless other children have to endure this scale of pain and suffering. I wish I could have prevented it. I wish I knew what caused it but no one knows, not even the doctors.
I am hurt that at 5-years-old, your vocabulary consists of words you should not know such as chemo, 6mp, mercaptopurine, methotrexate, zofran, zantac, prednisone, port, accessing, syringe, needle, blood transfusion, platelet transfusion, nerve damage, vincristine, sedation, etc.
I am hurt that you have to take so much medication and chemo orally, in the spine and intravenously and we have no idea how it is affecting your body on the inside. I dislike that you are in collection debt for medical expenses that are out of your control. It sucks that you don’t like taking all this medication but you do it because you understand that it is part of your treatment.
You are Brave and our Hero!
Although it may not seem like much, we take you to every possible event that you are allowed to attend so you can have wonderful experiences and memories. I strive to outweigh all the bad memories with good ones. It breaks my heart that I have to work and I am not able to enjoy all the moments with you while you are going through this but I find comfort in knowing that your dad, sister and brother are there to experience all this with you and not a stranger.
My goal is to make you the happiest boy in the world and to encourage you and remind you to always be happy no matter what. Find the positive in all the negative. Treat others how you want to be treated. Everything happens for a reason even though we may never know why.
I want to help you be financially free because I am not and I don’t want you to go through what I go through. I want your story to be global to spread global awareness about childhood/pediatric cancer. It affects not just the patient but the entire family.
You inspire so many people all over the world including me. We are so grateful we were picked as your family. The universe knows best and I don’t know much but I know you are destined for greatness. I wish I could give you the world but you have realized the greatest gift is giving. We spent some time cleaning out our attic looking for toys and clothes to give away and you were so genuinely happy to do so. We have met so many amazing strangers that became family on this journey of yours. It is a hard road but YOU make us strong and you give us and many others the courage to fight each day. You made us realize to not sweat the small stuff because there are kids like you out there facing bigger battles and fighting for their lives each day, minute and second. There is so much more but this is what I have so far.
You are our Hero and inspiration!
We love you so much King!
Mesiah, Faith, Mom and Dad
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