Meet Our 2019 Boy Of The Year

Meet Our 2019 Boy Of The Year

Kash was born on February 27, 2011. His first couple of years were completely normal but things quickly changed on January 5, 2014. Kash was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Leukemia at the age of 2 years and 10 months, which is a very rare, fast-growing type of leukemia. Immediately the doctors had to start chemotherapy to treat his disease, and the treatment lasted for 6 long months. His side effects were so bad from chemotherapy, as he had mouth sores, was always in pain and not feeling good for most of the time. We never let him feel that he was fighting alone. Seeing our baby go through so much and being unable to fix it was one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do. While we were continuously trying to comfort Kash he was comforting us through his battle and always stayed positive with a big smile. Kash's smile kept us going through it all. His last day of treatment was on June 28, 2104 and on July 18, 2014 Kash was Cancer Free.

 

Kash is now 7 years old and still keeping up with his big brother David and now has a baby brother named King that will be keeping up with him. Some of the things that Kash loves to do is talk your ear off, be helpful around the house, play baseball in the back yard, ride his bike, enjoy ice cream and if mom permits, watch YouTube all day long. It brings us so much joy to see him back to his energetic self after he's been through so much in such little time. Kash is now in the childhood cancer survivorship program at Valley Children’s Hospital and will continue to receive yearly check-ups. We are so thankful to all the oncology doctors, nurses, pct's, volunteers, our social worker for all she did for us and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for financial assistance through such a difficult time. We are very thankful for the treatment that was provided to get Kash well again and for the loving care that was given to us while we stayed at the hospital for weeks/months at a time. Kash is a healthy little boy in 2nd grade and full of life. We can’t thank organizations, like LLS enough who help fund the incredible treatments and medicine that got our little boy healthy again. During the last couple years we’ve had the opportunity to participate in the LLS Light the Night walk, where Kash was able to walk as a blood cancer SURVIVOR and we are blessed that he will be able to for years to come. We’ve met a lot of families that have been through similar situations, gained so much support throughout our journey and are extremely honored that Kash was selected as the LLS 2019 Boy of the Year