Daniel is an outgoing and smart 3 year old little boy. In late May of 2011, he started limping, 1 week later his right forearm was swollen. X-rays showed no problems. Daniel then ran a low grade fever over the weekend after seeing and on that Monday his pediatrician sent us to the ER at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Within 24 hours he was diagnosed with Leukemia, and on that Wednesday he had his 1st bone marrow biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and to discover which form of Leukemia; it was ALL. Daniel began treatment immediately and was responding well to treatment and we settled in for the long 3 year treatment for ALL. On day 30 the genetics of his disease came in and we were informed that he has a chromosomal translocation t(17;19) and would need a bone marrow transplant in as soon as 6 months.
Daniel is still going along with treatment and making new friends at clinic and the hospital. He still smiles, plays, and does most things other 3 year olds do; just minus the crowds. Daniel is set to go to transplant in late October and we are hoping this will be the cure he so deserves.