"Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles"
Noah Sanger can light up a room by walking into it, his smile is about as infectious as they come and to know him is to fall in love with him. This is evidence by all of the people in his life that are here for him, surrounding both he and his family with love and support. He came into this world with the fight of a lion and will continue that fight now.
On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Noah was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell involved in the body’s immune system. It is the most common type of cancer in children. When a child has ALL, the lymphoblasts fill the bone marrow and crowd out other normal cells, preventing the production of red blood cells (cells that carry oxygen to tissues), many other types of normal white blood cells (cells that fight infection), and platelets (cells that help blood to clot). It is very early in the Care Plan, but Noah is looking at around 3 years of treatment at this point.
The outpouring of love and support that the Sanger family has received over the past few days is appreciated beyond recognition. We all want to help, we want to know what we can do, and we want to make sure they feel our love and support. As they navigate through these early days, formulate a care plan and be the strength on the front lines with Noah, it can be hard to keep everyone updated individually. Enter Caring Bridge. This site will help keep everyone up to date with what is happening as regularly as possible so that we can be the army of support that they need while they maintain focus and energy on Noah. Please do know that all of your phone calls, your texts, your emails, your cards, your social media posts and your offers for help bring smiles to their faces and they can feel the warmth of your support.
The biggest question they are getting asked right now is, "What can we do to help?'. And the answer has been prayers. Pray for Noah and Pray for the Sanger Family. Emily and Jeff are pillars of strength and while prayers from all are welcome, there is a long road ahead and we can support them emotionally, physically and financially. A Go Fund Me page will be linked to this site to help them financially. Often there are financial burdens beyond medical expenses and this will give them one less thing to stress about. They would never ask, so I will. Their Go Fund Me page is now linked to this site. This is different than the "Donate to Caring Bridge". Donate to Caring bridge allows you to make a donation on Noah's behalf to allow these sites to continue supporting others during their health journeys. The Go Fund Me donations will go to the Sanger Family.
Go Fund Me:https://www.gofundme.com/mt83f-network-for-noah
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"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love" -Hubert H. Humphrey