A couple months ago, Patrick (dad to Judson) was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. He had surgery to remove the lesion, about 3 1/2 inches on all sides of the lesion, and part of his calf muscle. He gets IV immunological treatment Monday through Friday and that has left him with profound fatigue.
Two weeks ago, Patrick's 2 year old son Judson started wheezing. Judd was taken to the ER just 4 days after the wheezing began and a chest x-ray revealed a 4 x 4.5 inch mediastinal mass. He was rushed to Buffalo Children's Hospital. Further testing by an amazing team of doctors confirmed the unthinkable: our precious little guy has T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.
Juddy's treatment plan is very aggressive because that cancer is very aggressive. He gets one month of four different chemotherapy drugs. During that time, Judd must remain hospitalized. Then, he will receive 3 years of outpatient chemotherapy.
Jessie has been with her little guy every single minute. Patrick leaves to get his own treatment 2 1/2 hours away, then spends some time with 5 year old sister Charlie, and returns to Buffalo Children's to stay with his wife and son. Neither are able to return to their jobs right now. Unfortunately, the bills keep rolling in.
Please help Pat and Jessie through this horrible time. If we could just ease their financial worries, that would help so very much.