Meet Roger—Leukemia Warrior!

Meet Roger

“The funds are very helpful to us right now! We are very thankful for the assistance,” said Roger’s mom.

 

What seemingly started out as an innocent cold quickly took a turn for the worst. Little Roger was just eight months old when his parents brought him to the ER with concerns of pneumonia. Tragically, the doctors discovered something far more serious than pneumonia. Their baby boy had acute myeloid leukemia.

Roger immediately started chemotherapy. His treatment plan caused him to be hospitalized for a month, spend a week at home and then return to the hospital for another month. With two daughters at home that needed care Roger’s parents were constantly making trips to and from the hospital.

This journey became even more challenging when COVID struck. Due to hospital restrictions, only one parent could be with Roger during his treatment. For four long months, his dad could not see his son and Roger’s mom could not see her daughters because of the virus.

Fortunately, the NCCS was there to help. Roger and his family received financial assistance from the Transportation Assistance Fund to help with the many trips his parents took to and from the hospital and additional support from the Emergency Assistance Fund for other treatment-related expenses. They also discovered valuable faced the challenges of Roger’s diagnosis and treatment.

“The funds are very helpful to us right now! We are very thankful for the assistance,” said Roger’s mom.

Despite everything he has endured Roger remains his smiling, happy self.

If you would like to help Roger and other children battling cancer, donate today!

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