Liam's StoryPrusty 4 kids will help children like LiamIt was shocking
. The news that seven year old Liam had cancer was the last thing his parents Kris and Dawn expected to hear. After all, it was only an uneasy feeling they had about a dental abscess that brought them to the Children’s Hospital Emergency Department.
A bone marrow biopsy later confirmed that Liam’s cancer was called T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-Cell A.L.L.), which needed to be treated quickly and aggressively. There were many bumps along the road in Liam’s journey
back to health. He experienced a number of rare side-effects from the chemotherapy and other daily medications. Only two days after beginning his treatment, Liam’s kidneys began to shut down and he was admitted to the Paediatric Critical Care Unit. He also developed severe complications with his liver that caused delays in his cancer treatments.
The team at Children’s was there through it all providing the care and support Liam and his family needed. “We can’t say enough good things about the staff at Children’s,” says Dawn. “It takes a lot to surrender the care of your child to someone else, but we had confidence in Liam’s health care team.”In July 2011, Liam celebrated the end of his treatments
. Liam will continue to visit Children’s for regular checkups, but today he is feeling great, and he’s happy to be back at school with his friends.