Condition: Hemophagocytic Lymphoshistiocytosis (HLH)
City, State: Hillsboro, OR
Club: Forest Grove High School Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 1/20/2022
Ervin's Story:Ervin is a 12-year-old boy who misses being with his friends so much. He loves Marvel comics and playing soccer.
In the fall of 2020 Ervin became extremely ill. He had difficulty breathing and his eyes were swollen. At first doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong.
After repeated trips to the hospital, and multiple tests, doctors diagnosed Ervin with a rare condition called Hemophagocytic Lymphoshistiocytosis (HLH). This is a rare blood disorder that acts much like Leukemia.
His chemotherapy treatments started immediately. However, after multiple rounds of chemo, Ervin relapsed.
In the Spring of 2021, doctors knew that Ervin would need a bone marrow transplant to live. Luckily, his sister was a match. Ervin’s sister was able to save his life by giving her bone marrow to him. The bone marrow transplant was successful, but he has spent months in the hospital recovering.
Ervin’s journey isn’t over, as he will continue to be closely monitored to ensure his body does not reject the bone marrow transplant.
Ervin will be adopted as a Sparrow to Forest Grove High School. Students will work hard to raise money for Ervin through sponsored community service.
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