Brae Beat It! Cancer Free for 10 Months!
If you ever need a pick-me-up, just look at the smile of little Braeden. He’s a cancer survivor at the age of only three years old.
We just fell in love with this little guy. Following his journey from being diagnosed to now living life cancer free has been a blessing to us!
“Hi, I’m Braeden but you can call me ‘BRAE.’ Everyone calls me that,” it says on his GoFundMe page. “I’m two years old [at the time] and I live in the Washington,DC Area. On May 5,2018 I was diagnosed with a rare form of AML MYELOID LEUKEMIA. Although there is no known cause of this rare and sneaky disease the doctors at the Children’s National Medical Center are doing their best to bring me into Remission.”
AML is also called acute myelogenous leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia, and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.
In AML, the myeloid stem cells usually become a type of immature white blood cell called myeloblasts (or myeloid blasts). The myeloblasts in AML are abnormal and do not become healthy white blood cells. Sometimes in AML, too many stem cells become abnormal red blood cells or platelets. These abnormal white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets are also called leukemia cells or blasts. Leukemia cells can build up in the bone marrow and blood so there is less room for healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. When this happens, infection, anemia, or easy bleeding may occur. The leukemia cells can spread outside the blood to other parts of the body, including the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), skin, and gums.
Brae was waiting on a Bone Marrow transplant in the fall of 2018 and was undergoing multiple rough rounds of Chemo. But we’d like to share a praise report that young Brae has been cancer free for 10 months!
Check him out on social media here.