Christian was near death when we first met him - even though he was only 7 months old. Though he seemed perfectly healthy at birth, at 7 months of age he came to us at Weill Cornell's Pediatric Intensive Care, with seizures and was found to be bleeding in his brain and critically ill. His parents were terrified. It was heartbreaking. Christian hung on though.
Thanks to the kind of research and diagnostic work all of us here at CCBF have been supporting over the last 60 years, the doctors were able to figure out what was wrong with him. It turns out that Christian suffers from Factor V Deficiency, a very rare bleeding disorder, similar to hemophilia. While Christian's disorder is treatable, his medicine and transfusions are expensive - thousands of dollars every month.
CCBF needs your help to raise our goal of $50,000 this holiday season for children like Christian.
Please make a life-saving gift to the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation's Annual Fund. Each year thousands of children like Christian are diagnosed with chronic and life-threatening cancers and blood diseases.
During this season of giving, your tax-deductible gift is the perfect way to make a difference.
With your support, we will take steps closer to finding more comfortable ways of treating our patients so they can lead normal lives. Right now, CCBF scientists are participating in cutting edge research on new medications that can make a difference in the lives of thousands of children treated at the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Please support CCBF by making your tax-deductible donation today. Each gift matters, and each gift helps save the lives of children with cancer and blood disorders. Together, we can have a profound impact on the fight against pediatric cancers and blood disorders, bringing us closer to a cure.