Sunday, September 30th Andrei and Tracy Cogan hear 4 words that no one ever expects to hear, "Your child has Leukemia". A day that started out with a bubbly 6-year-old boy wondering why he had a low-grade fever and a rash. The weight of the diagnosis was almost suffocating as the Cogans learned that their son Quinn's white blood cell count was 70 times the amount it should be when blood was collected at the Children's Mercy Outpatient Clinic.
Almost immediately Quinn was rushed to the main branch of Children's Mercy to investigate what type of Leukemia Quinn had streaming through
his blood. Within 24 hours, Quinn's parents learned that he had a rare aggressive type of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. It was determined that Quinn's white count would have to be treated immediately and his blood cancer treatment began.
Quinn started receiving treatment the day after the diagnosis which seemingly came out of nowhere. The day before he was diagnosed he took pictures for football and was looking forward to a weekend of sports and hanging out with his friends. Life changed in an instant. Quinn's journey will take 3 years, hundreds of hugs, thousands of tears, and unlimited prayers.
Although Quinn is only 6 years old, he is a very determined and strong little man and he plans to fight for himself and others to beat childhood Leukemia. Quinn's gentle nature, easy smile, and silly jokes will be tested but with the love of his parents, his community of friends, and the hundreds of people praying for him between 5 churches he will beat the odds.
Should you feel so inclined you can donate to Andrei and Tracy's Sprint Family has created a Go Fund Me Page at https://www.gofundme.com/cogan-family-fund
and Quinn will Win t-shirts are also being designed should anyone be interested in purchasing one to offset the Cogan's expenses.