30 DAYS/30 STORIES® 2022
“Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma Cancer”…those are the words that came out of a pediatric oncologist’s mouth about our 3 year old son Wyatt in 2008. Treatment started immediately, chemotherapy, radiation, blood draws, medication, radiation, MIBG therapy, clinic visits, and long hospital stays had become our new normal. After years of fighting cancer, Wyatt became quite the athlete, starting with soccer and then basketball. When he wasn’t in the hospital you could find him on the soccer field or the basketball court. He loved the Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry was his all-time favorite player. Wyatt even named his Chocolate lab “Curry”. Sadly, without warning in 2018, Wyatt (13 years old) started having pain and needed a walker to walk. Scans were done, and we got the devastating news that a new tumor was found growing in his spine. Radiation followed by MIBG therapy was done. Unfortunately, we learned that Wyatt’s kidneys were not functioning the way they should be. In October of 2018, Wyatt was admitted to the PICU where he was put on a ventilator to give his body much needed rest. November 3, 2018, we held Wyatt’s hand; told him we loved him and we were by his side as he took his final breath here on Earth. Wyatt was a loving son, brother, grandson, great grandson and friend. If you ever met Wyatt, you couldn’t help but to fall in love with him. The hardest part of losing a child is living each day without them. We are thankful for PCFLV for the support and great memories they provided for our family throughout Wyatt’s journey and beyond.
Written by Wyatt’s mom, Sarah
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