This is my 3-yr.-old nephew, Von "fighting the bad guy" (i.e. cousin Simeon). Normally you would see him dressed as Spiderman or Batman, but I don't think his mom packed his superhero suits for their visit to our house this past May when this picture was taken.
Yesterday we got some bad news. After several weeks of going from one doctor to another, getting questionable diagnoses, and suffering from weakness and high fever, he flew with his mother from Toluca, Mexico to a Minnesota hospital, was tested and evaluated, and finally diagnosed. The doctors say he has leukemia. "Leukemia". I have always hated that word. I hate it even more today.
My brother's family is faced with some real difficult decisions today regarding Von's treatment, their family's relocation, finances and the delicate emotional issues of 3 older sisters and many other loved ones who have many questions about what this all means. We all have a lot to learn. We are going to trust God for a full recovery for Von.
Meanwhile, please keep Von in your prayers as he does what he loves best..."fight the bad guys" (that would be the tiny little cancer cells, Von, not your sweet nurses!!). I just learned that he has pulled his IVs off twice and aimed them at the nurse, pretending to be Iron Man. :) Goofy kid. I love him so much.
We are pulling for you Von, and fighting right along with you!! You are loved......Be nice to those nurses, PLEASE.