Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bailey's fight against Leukemia

All blood counts have reached pretty much zero so she has no ability to fight infections and is receiving blood and platelets nearly every other day. She continues to be treated for a blood clot which is postponing one of her chemo medications. We are also still struggling with weight gains but otherwise all is going as expected and should continue through the month. We anticipate going home for at least one week, possibly two then returning to inpatient chemotherapy as a part of the second phase. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers and we appreciate all those who have shown support throughout these tough times.


 Meet my precious niece Bailey Hope Farmer. She was born on November 20, 2014. Weighing 6lbs, 8oz, she was so tiny and absolutely adorable. As any parents would be, my brother and his wife were ecstatic to bring their baby home. On December 20, 2014, Bailey turned one month old and unfortunately on that very day she was diagnosed with Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Bailey has already undergone an Exchange Transfusion, which has taken her white blood cell count from 600k to 77k currently. The normal blood cell count should be 5-19.5k. She has started chemotherapy as well. My brother is the sole provider for his four children and his wife, which isn’t easy. He is a Captain/Paramedic at Picture Rocks Fire District where he has been since 2001. With the situation at hand, it’s very difficult for him to return to work due to his need to be at his baby girls side everyday. This is going to cause him to fall behind in many ways, their home, bills, etc and also the medical bills for Bailey that will be coming as well. My brother will be responsible for 20% until the maximum out of pocket is reached. He has worked for years helping others and now the role has reversed and he is the one in need. He has exhausted all of his paid emergency leave at work back in June when our father had a massive stroke and we nearly lost him. At this point, if we can help alleviate the financial burden for his family so they can focus on being there for their brand new baby girl during her fight against Leukemia, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for all the continued love, support and prayers for Bailey and our family. God Bless. Follow updates on Bailey at
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