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Apr 6, 2018 Latest post:
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Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Help Danny fight the biggest challenge of his life. It started with a pain in his left side that just couldn’t be placed and a visit to the doctor to find the source. Checks were done and an abnormal platelet count was found. This bought him a direct visit to the hemotologist/oncologist for further testing. A bone marrow biopsy was completed and while the good news was it wasn’t acute leukemia, it was a rare form of it called Myleodysplastic syndrome. The only cure for this subset of leukemia is a bone marrow transplant. In October of 2017 chemotherapy treatments were began to get the level of cancer in his blood low enough to proceed, a referral to Chapel Hill for an overseeing of his bone marrow transplant plans/care,and entering into the bone marrow donor bank. Come February 2018 his counts were ready, a 100% donor match was found and the call from Chapel Hill came. March 18th Danny was admitted to have aggressive chemo for 5 days and on the 6th day a bone marrow transplant. The treatment is tough and puts him in the hospital for at least 30 days post bone marrow transplant and 100 days post transplant he will have to stay in Chapel Hill so that close monitoring of his care can be completed. He will also need a costly anti rejection medications and round the clock care and assistance from his caregiver and wife Patti. This is going to be a battle but Duck has never turned one away and has never been more determined. Please contribute in any way you can, and join us in Praying for him and his fight. Help us to show him the love and support he has tirelessly showed his community over the years helping others without expecting in return.
ADDRESS IN CHAPEL HILL for now! SECU Family House 123 Old Mason Farm Rd Chapel Hill NC 27517