The Carrick

Meet our friend, Carrick. He has bravely fought Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Carrick (an Irish name meaning ‘rock’) was born on July 4, 2014. At birth he was diagnosed with AML. His body was riddled with blue spots that closely resembled bruises.  He was rushed to Albany Medical Center’s NICU where just hours after his arrival into the world had two transfusions and started chemotherapy.

Eight days later things took a sharp turn for the worse and he was transferred to Boston Children’s Hospital where he would spend the next 6 months. Through countless rounds of chemotherapy, transfusions, therapies pokes and prods Carrick beat the odds and never stopped smiling.

Remission came and Carrick was finally able to leave the hospital on Christmas day. Everyday he fights hard to regain his strength and adjust to the big world outside of the hospital.

To follow Carrick’s Journey:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/658983597511629/

To learn more about Acute Myeloid Leukemia: http://www.danafarberbostonchildrens.org/conditions/leukemia-and-lymphoma/acute-myelogenous-leukemia.aspx

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