REMOVING BARRIERS – Braxston’s Story
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