Clint Later

June 2017

Clint, aka CU Later, is a 5 year old little boy who was born in Southern Oregon and has always been a lively, happy, loving child. On January 25, 2017, Clint doubled over with belly pain. Mom thought he had appendicitis and took him into the pediatrician. The doctors quickly recognized that it wasn’t appendicitis and rushed him over to the ER where they did a CT scan and discovered a 13cm mass inside Clint’s liver. We were then lifeflighted to Doernbecher’s Childrens Hospital in Portland, OR where Clint was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer). We immediately began an aggressive chemo treatment. Sadly, the first 4 rounds of chemo did not shrink the tumor to be safely removed, so we were listed with Seattle Children’s hospital for a liver transplant. On April 17, 2017, we got the call that a donor had become available and we flew up to Seattle for a transplant on April 19. What a blessing that was!! Surgery was a success!! Clint’s body is very happy with the new liver and he is recovering very well. He has to stay in Seattle for up to 3 months so that he can be monitored closely in order to prevent rejection of the new organ. We have resumed chemo treatment and Clint is getting ready to begin his final round of chemo at the beginning of June.

Clint is an inspiration to his family and friends. We are all so very proud of our amazing little SuperHero!!