Letter from Lukas’ Mom
“Lukas was diagnosed with ALL (leukemia) when he was only 10 months. After two years of treatment, he rang the bell celebrating being done with his treatment only to relapse a month later. He is now 5 years old and is now 4 months from being done with his second round of chemotherapy for the relapse and on Valentine’s Day we found out that he is experiencing heart failure. Originally we were hopeful that it was something that he could heal from, but we have since learned that we are on the road to a heart transplant. We know this now, due to the fact that the two times that Lukas was discharged on home meds (11 twice daily mind you) they were not cutting it, and it was making his quality of life very impaired. It is clear now that he needs to be on IV heart meds, so there is a long journey ahead of us. Lukas received a wooden swingset as his wish from Cal’s Angels, it has been a good distraction from treatments for him when the weather is nice. In 2017 Lucas and his family also participated in Fantasy Flight where he departed Chicago to head to the North Pole, it was an amazing day for all!” – Aliza, Lukas’ mom
Lukas received a swing set as his wish and the family received 12 Oaks Sibling Assistance for extracaricular activities.