During the last week of March, Sabina’s son, Little Ethan (age 5), was complaining about a tummy ache accompanied by a fever. The pediatric clinic ran a urine test, and based on the results the clinic immediately sent Ethan to Phoenix Children's Hospital ER for additional tests to see if he might have a kidney infection or appendicitis. A scan of his kidneys revealed a tumor. Ethan was quickly admitted to the oncology unit for more tests and body scans. Sabina was given the news that every parent fears. Little Ethan was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic neuroblastoma.
Little Ethan’s treatment plan is very aggressive with six planned rounds of chemo (first round started Friday April 7th), surgery, radiation, and stem cell transplants. A scary, stressful, and uncertain journey lies ahead for Little Ethan and those who love him.
An amazing support system will help give Little Ethan and his family the courage and strength to deal with the emotional and financial challenges ahead. Thank you all for your support, and please keep Ethan and Sabina’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
We will be updating this site throughout the week to share Little Ethan’s story with all those who are walking beside him on this journey!