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DONATION FOR IAN FIGUEROA
Jessica was four months pregnant when she found out her first born son, Ian, was going to be born with gastroschisis a condition that only effects .6% of babies in the United States. Gastroschisis represents a congenital defect characterized by a defect in the anterior abdominal wall through which the abdominal contents(intestines) freely protrude. When Ian was born he automatically went through surgery to place his intestines back into his body, he was hospitalized for the first three months of his life in order to make a full recovery.
Went he first came home his family was beyond excited. He was the first boy in their immediate family to have been born so you can just imagine how everyone felt. He was raised with the help of all his aunts and his grand parents. He grew into a brilliant little boy, learning how to speak and walk at 10 months and learning his ABCs and counting to ten by the time he was one year old. As the years passed by, he started to like books asking everyone to read to him. Ian loved going to the park and running around, he liked skate boarding; he liked walking the family dog. He was growing like any regular boy, he was living his life just like any other boy, on February 3rd 2015, Ian went in for a regular checkup which turned into a diagnoses of stage 4 Hepatoblastoma.
Hepatoblastoma is an uncommon malignant liver neoplasm that occurs in infants and children it composes of tissue resembling fetal liver cells, mature liver cells, or bile duct cells. Immediately the doctors wanted him to undergo chemotherapy. His first session took place 3 days after his diagnoses; due to the doctor’s concern of Ian not being able to wake up from the anesthesia due to his fragile and current stage, if they proceeded with the routine biopsy after one has been diagnosed. Since the Chemotheraphy he has lost a lot of weight and needed much more care and attention which included Jessica's mother having to quit her job in order to help with Ian. Ian stopped wanting to walk and play and it takes the whole world to get him to crack a smile. This is just the effects of the first session out of eight months of session of chemotherapy Ian is going to have to undergo. As of right now all our family has is hope that he will get better and all we can ask for is a prayer and any help people are willing to give us.
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