3 days before Christmas Nick and Charlene received the phone call that every parent would rather die than receive. It was the middle of the night and it was the hospital lab calling to tell them to get to Seattle Children's Hospital as fast as humanly possible. They could not afford to wait another minute because Aurora's unrelated cold and cough had lead the doctors to find a fast growing cancer in Aurora's blood. Aurora has Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). AML is an aggressive form of Leukemia that is terminal if not found and treated within the first few months. Aurora's cancer had progressed significantly but fortunately was found in time to give treatment a fighting chance. However, it will not be an easy road. It will require Aurora to endure five separate four-week chemotherapy treatments over the next 6 months. Most likely Aurora will not be able to leave the hospital during that time.
This website was started by friends and family and is designed to update and inform everyone who has committed to helping the Thayse family as they fight for Aurora's life. Please help us show support to Nick, Charlene, Noelle, and Aurora. You will not find a sweeter or more deserving family! If you would like to help stand with Aurora in a tangible way, please consider supporting Aurora's GoFundMe campaign to help offset the incredible costs. Nick is self employed and their fledgling family small business will be on hold as they stay at Aurora's bedside over the next 6 months. Here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/auroras-medical-cost