Friday, September 25, 2009

SURVIVOR - ADRIAN AU, CANADA

Gorgeous Adrian today
Adrian with his wonderful Papa and Mama

Adrian celebrating his 3rd birthday, another Thomas fan, hooray!

Adrian during treatment
Another cutie pie, and another family so very very close to our hearts.

Adrian and his mommy and daddy lived in Canada. When he was just a few months old, they travelled to Hong Kong to go and visit some family. It was during this trip, that Adrian was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, n myc amplified.

He was submitted to the Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong on Feb 12, 2007 (2 days after we arrived Hong Kong for vacation!) and has since had 6 rounds of chemo, 2 big surgeries to remove his tumor, radiation, 7 rounds of 3F8 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy and an Autologous Cord Blood Transplant in Dec 07.

In Adrians case, he had his own stem cells transfused back to him to rebuild his blood and marrow that was damaged from the intensive chemotherapy treatments.
All the follow up scans and urine and blood results continue to show that Adrian remains NED Praise Our Lord.
Adrian also experienced some delays in certain areas of development , and had some speech , occupational and other therapies to assess where he was at and what excercises could be done to help him reach his full potential. He definitely made great improvements and even attended a nursery school in Hong Kong which he came to love and enjoy!
On 28 July 2009 Adrian and his parents left Hong Kong and flew back home to Toronto in Canada, which they are now settling into !
Adrians follow ups are now being down at Sick Kids hospital in Canada. Adrian has just had a follow up ct scan on the 22nd of September, and they recieved results yesterday, and we trust and look forward to the latest update that Adrian remains NED and shall always and forever!
Thank you for all the love and support and prayers you send for Deqlan and our family, and know that ours is there for you all, especially little Adrian. Lots of love and hugs from South Africa

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