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Danny woke up on June 27th, 2012 with a strong pain in his lower right abdomen … strong enough that he was taken straight to the ER. At first, we thought it was appendicitis (not the case). Blood tests showed elevated white cell counts and low platelets; subsequent tests had his primary physician talking to pediatric oncologists in Columbia Presbyterian in NYC. Less than 12 hours after he said his side hurt, we were checking into the Columbia Children's hospital. 

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The diagnosis is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and - because of his age and various other factors - the treatement has been an intense combination of chemotheraphy and direct-brain radiation.  Over the past 13 months, Danny has been hospitalized 7 times, almost died 4 times, experienced blood clots in his heart and lungs, and undergone four major surgeries to (successfully) save his leg after an infection. The entire program extends for 26 months, after which he has approximately a 30% chance of relapse.

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Justin van Schaik posted a new journal entry, "Drugs".

Discharged from the hospital with a new-and-improved painkiller ("methodone"). That's right: Danny is taking meth. Now the rehab starts ... and it's not going to be easy. ... Lea más

Maria Dunleavy signed Danny's Guestbook.

Dear Danny & Family,All of Team Dunleavy is sending you our positive energy as we prepare to kick-off our LLS 2014 Woman Of The Year campaign tomorrow! We can't wait ... Lea más

Jared Cohen signed Danny's Guestbook.

Hey Danny!  I wrote you last month but wanted to check in again.  I heard you've been making some great progress.  It must be because you're so strong and brave- like a ... Lea más

Maria Dunleavy signed Danny's Guestbook.

Dear Danny & Family,Team Dunleavy sends you positive thoughts and prayers as we prepare our campaign for LLS Man & Woman Of The Year in your honor.  We promise to ... Lea más

jim richardson signed Danny's Guestbook.

HEY DANNY! MY NAME IS JIM RICHARDSON AND IM A COMPUTER DUMMY. I JUST TRIED TO POST A MESSAGE, SORRY IF U GET TWO!! I AM RUNNING FOR MAN OF THE YEAR IN YOUR HONOR!!! SORRY ... Lea más

Jared Cohen signed Danny's Guestbook.

Dear Danny & Family,I wish you all the very best.  I'm working very closely with the amazing staff of the LLS for this year's Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, ... Lea más

Janet Bardsley signed Danny's Guestbook.

Glad to hear he is home. Will pray for a good recovery and reduction of pain. Lea más

Jeannine Anckaitis signed Danny's Guestbook.

Glad everyone is back home and that this was a short and straightforward hospital stay. I bet Disco was especially happy to have her boy home! If only her sloppy kisses ... Lea más

gayle georgetti signed Danny's Guestbook.

Hi,Well, since I am not sure if my last entry went through I will try again... better twice than not at all.I wanted you ALL to know that I am thinking about you guys.  ... Lea más

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