November 16, 2016 would prove to change our lives forever. While we were expecting our second child, Clay, we received the devastating news that our then 2-year old son, Nolan, had a Rhabdomyosarcoma tumor in his bladder. This was an unexpected blow to say the least. And to make matters worse, the tumor was blocking his urinary tract, so our baby was forced to spend the next six months with a catheter.
That next year included 6 weeks of daily radiation treatment and 42 weeks of chemotherapy. Chemo infusions suppress the immune system, so normal activity for a 2-year old was just not feasible. No more playing with his friends at day care, no more care-free play on the playgrounds. Cancer turned his life upside down.
Fortunately, after a very long and hard year, Nolan finished his treatment regimen and entered remission in the fall of 2017. While there will be years of checkups and tests to follow, we are extremely blessed to be on the other side of that battle. We will be forever grateful for the love and support that we received from all our family and friends. Without them, I’m not sure how we could have made it.
43 children are diagnosed with cancer everyday. That’s 43 more children and their families that have their lives altered by this awful disease everyday, and many are not as fortunate as we have been. CureSearch funds research that focuses on providing these patients with safer and more effective treatment. There are many great organizations that you can support with your time and donations, but if you are looking for a great one to get behind, I ask that you please consider CureSearch. And to all of the families currently battling, please feel free to reach out if you need anything.
— Adam, Katie, Nolan, and Clay Lacey
Read about Nolan’s Crew here!