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This Beautiful Little Boy is Celebrating his “Re-Birthday”

REMOVING BARRIERS – Braxston’s Story

Jacksonville, Florida

Little Braxston is only two-years-old. He recently received a bone marrow transplant to treat neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells.

When a patient receives a bone marrow transplant, they celebrate a second “birthday”. It signifies a new beginning!

We were happy that his mom shared photos of that adorable smile.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it can be a difficult journey. His family had to travel 70 miles to receive treatment. This is an added expense that wasn’t planned for.

For his parents, every day off work is a day unpaid.

The Icla Cares program provided financial assistance for transportation and groceries on his journey to receive a transplant.

His mom Amber expressed tremendous gratitude from their family:

“The fund helped us a lot. It allowed us to make sure we had transportation to and from Braxston’s appointments [to receive his bone marrow transplant]. It also helped us get his favorite snacks for transplant! Which he loved. It made him feel more like he was at home knowing he had comfort food.” -Amber

Braxston is scheduled to receive radiation and 6-months of immunotherapy. We wish him a full recovery and many more birthdays with his family.

You can assist a patient like Braxston by donating to the Icla da Silva Foundation. Your gift will assist a patient on their journey to receive a bone marrow transplant.

Please donate today. Together we will make a difference for more patients and their families.


Written by: Bret Itskowitch

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