Ayren had multiple occasions where he was developing fevers but we didn’t know why. One day in February of 2015, he was laying down when I got up to get a diaper to change him, I noticed that he appeared lopsided. It was as if something was poking out of his side. When I pressed on it it, I felt a huge mass of something. I was frightened and took him to the doctor. That’s when I saw the tumor on the screen for the first time.
We were taken to the hospital and they wasted no time placing a port and doing further scans. The goal was to shrink all the tumors so Ayren did 12 rounds of chemo before the surgery. He went through a dissection of both kidneys to carve out the tumors. After that, they let his body rest for a month and then resumed 32 weeks of chemo and 6 days of radiation. Ayren has several complications, hospital stays, bowel obstructions, and days in isolation.
I hate cancer, I hate what it’s done to our family. It’s truly shown me who supports our family and who doesn’t. Ayden’s father and I are no longer together. Cancer can tear a family apart and it’s unforgiving. One thing it hasnt done is take my boys from me and has not broken my faith. Ayren has a brother that has had to endure all of this and often times siblings are left out. This session has brought them closer then ever. Thank you Gold Hope Project.