Stage IV Neuroblastoma
April 5, 2007 - June 17, 2010
3 years old
May 2008 : diagnosed
November 2008 : autologous stem cell transplant
February 2009 : remission
September 2009 : relapse
June 2010 : passing
Arieson was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma in May 2008 at a very young and tender age of 13 months. After a series of intensive treatment including more than five rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and a bone marrow transplant, Arieson was finally and officially cancer-free and in remission by February 2009, the same month we were discharged from the Ronald McDonald House after a 2-month stay. It wasn't until July when Arieson was finally liberated of all medicines, and now being able to go out into the world and explore the way normal 2-year-olds do. Two months later in September, we were shocked with the unfortunate news that Arieson had relapsed during a monthly routine scan, showing signs of Neuroblastoma developing in the bone marrow of his left calf.
We've come so far, yet we start another journey in battling his fight against Neuroblastoma. We continue to stand alongside Arieson, and we are also hopeful and determined to beat this disease, once and for all.
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