Ike is 8 years old and was diagnosed with B-ALL Leukemia on May 6th, 2013 just 3 days before his 5th birthday. Ike has not wavered in his fight against cancer. His strength and courage has shown through and has inspired a lot of people. He is an amazing child who has a sense of humor like no other and loves his two sisters, Sophia and Claire, so much. He has a love for hockey, baseball and of course, MICHIGAN!!
Ike is currently in what is called the "Maintenance" phase of treatment. Maintenance consists of a nightly chemo pill(1.5 pill) taken right before bed, a weekly chemo(8 small pills), an antibiotic to keep pneumonia at bay as well as once every 3 months a spinal tap, chemo through his port and spine. Ike also visits clinic once a month for lab draws and a port flush. His current end of treatment date is July 10th, 2016. Counting down the days :)
We have decided to start this website to help raise awareness for Leukemia and Childhood Cancer research as we know it impacts many lives. We have been fortunate with Ike's diagnosis and have a fighting chance to beat this thing, others are not so lucky. We hope that in raising awareness, we can help others in someday finding a cure.