On Sunday April 26th 2015, Sawyer was diagnosed with an intussusception caused by a "mass" on his intestine. Later it was determined that the mass was cancerous (Burkitt's Lyphoma) and that there were several other nodules in his abdomen. The next day Sawyer spent 6 hours in surgery where they removed as much of the mass as possible, cut out a section of his intestine, created a stoma and placed an ileostomy, drilled into his hips to check his bone marrow, and added a chemo port (central line) to his chest. A few days later Sawyer started chemo.
After several rounds of chemo and a cancelled stem cell transplant, we are headed into unknown territory . . . a fight that was supposed to end cured 4 months later, is now 8 months+ with no cure in site. We are making the most of the time we have left with Sawyer, trying to research any other possibilities, while keeping him comfortable and enjoying life as much as he is able.
*Sawyer Orion Rummelhart, 9, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully at home February 19, 2016 surrounded by his loving family after a 10 month battle with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. He fought with bravery, strength, courage, and hope. He had an incredible zest for life, a smile that lit up a room, and an enormous love for his friends and family.Sawyer was a fourth grader at Foskett Ranch Elementary in Lincoln. He enjoyed dancing, swimming, basketball, football, the Seattle Seahawks, and myriad electronics. He had the most amazing sense of humor and his laugh was contagious.During his fight, he was surrounded by thousands of Sawyer's Warriors and he showed everyone what it was like to LIVE LIKE SOY! Bravery, Courage, Smiles, Dancing, all rolled up into one mighty warrior. #livelikesoy #sawyerswarriors #soytownfunk #forever9Sawyer's Facebook Community:https://www.facebook.com/sawyerswarriors2015