Jaxon Palmer, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

2 Years Old at Diagnosis

Jaxon PalmerBrianna’s son Jaxon had just turned 2 a few months before he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

It all started when he blacked out one day while with his grandmother. The next day, it happened again. Brianna and her mother took him to the ER. Doctors there ran tests, including blood work. The blood work came back abnormal. They were sent to their local children’s hospital, where doctors told them the devastating news.

Jaxon PalmerJaxon had to be in the hospital for 6 months. He completed 4 rounds of chemotherapy. He responded well to chemotherapy at first, but during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round, he lost all of his energy and was constantly sick. It seemed to take longer and longer for Jaxon to recover from the treatment.

Finally, Jaxon reached the end of chemotherapy and started to recover.

Now, Jaxon enjoys playing with his older sister and younger brother. He is a hyperactive 2-year-old who loves his dump trucks and Legos.

Jaxon and his family cannot wait to participate in the CureSearch Walk this Fall. You can join families like Jaxon’s at your local CureSearch Walk by visiting www.curesearchwalk.org.

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