Carter's GoFundMe site https://www.gofundme.com/6r5jenu8
has been set up by Friends of the Renner Family. If you feel so inclined, any donation to help with out-of-pocket medical expenses is greatly appreciated. A public benefit has been set for Sunday April 17, 2016 as well.
In short, Carter was diagnosed in March 2015 with Chronic Myloid Leukemia, which was brought under control thru the use of a leukemia medication that he would likely be on for the rest of his life. This drug is a maintenance drug recommended for him, but is not a cure for CML. In October 2015, his leukemia mutated and put his body into "blast crisis mode." At this point, the medication was no longer able to maintain his CML and Carter's only option became a bone marrow transplant. This new development in his leukemia journey requires a very aggressive course of action, which includes a bone marrow transplant. Carter has been receiving on-going treatments, which is preparing his body to receive his bone marrow transplant on January 22, 2016. He is currently on in-patient status at the University of MN. From there, he will become a resident of The Ronald McDonald House in Mpls near the hospital. He will not be able to come home for 100 days post-transplant. Carter and his family look forward to his return home in May 2016. They are hopeful that Carter's body will accept the new bone marrow and he will be cured.
The most important thing we all can do is support Carter and his family with friendship, love and prayers for courage, hope and strength. Click https://www.dropbox.com/s/jgo8sk6nkk3qhao/Vikings_101815_Heart%20of%20a%20Viking.mov?dl=0to to
view a video clip of Carter's story.