Xander Menson | CaringBridge

Xander Menson

First post: Jun 6, 2018 Latest post: 17 hours ago

Xander started getting sick in April at 5 months old.  After recurrent admissions for pneumonias, he was diagnosed with Hyper IgM Syndrome, a genetic immunodeficiency in which his body cannot develop immune memory to infections.  He has been admitted to the PICU since May 23rd requiring ventilatory support (although no breathing tube this time).  He is being transferred to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Emory) on Monday, June 11th for evaluation for hematopoietic stem cell transplant.


Nick and Emily have both missed a lot of work and have been living at the hospital for over 6 weeks.  His wonderful work family has set up a  GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/alexmensonmedicalfunds) page for donations.  


We have very few direct family members who will be eligible donors.  Only 1 in 430 people who register will go on to donate, and so to increase the likelihood of finding the best match we ask that as many people register as possible!  There is a quick medical survey to see if you qualify, and the testing kit (cheek swab) is free.  Read more and register here: https://join.bethematch.org.  


Thank you for all your love and prayers.


CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Learn more about CaringBridge.

To interact with Xander’s website, sign in or register today.

By registering with CaringBridge, you will join over 300,000 people a day who are supporting friends and family members.

Sign In Or Register
SVG_Icons_Back_To_Top
Top