Abel was diagnosed with Stage IV Burkitt’s non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when he was four years old. He had 4 rounds of chemotherapy and we are proud to say he is cancer free now.
Abel first started showing signs in December 2016. It started with vomiting, nauseous, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, bone pain and abdominal swelling. We took him to the ER at Randall Children’s Hospital on February 26, 2017 where he underwent surgery for intussusception. When they opened him up they also had to remove his appendix. We were in the recovery room when his pathology reports came back and we received the news of his diagnosis.