Condition: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
City, State: Albany, OR
Club: Hillsboro High School Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 2/05/2021
Vinny's Story:Vinny is an energetic 19-month old who is curious and never lets anything get him down. He loves music, nursery rhymes and toys that make loud noises.
In June of 2020, after two days of testing, Vinny was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Vinny’s treatments started with intense chemotherapy through his bone marrow under sedation, along with chemo through his central line. However, after the third chemo treatment, it became clear the treatments were no longer working and doctors needed to switch gears.
In October 2020, it was decided Vinny would need a bone marrow transplant. This meant his body would need to be prepared to receive the transplant. He received 9 days radiation treatments and then 2 doses of lethal chemo before the transplant could be performed.
For now, it is a “wait and see” game to be sure his body does not reject the transplant cells as doctors will monitor him closely for 100 days in the hospital.
Despite all of this, Vinny is resilient and inspires others to stay strong. He stays busy watching Blues Clues, Frozen and Moana as he waits out his stay in the hospital.
Vinny will be adopted as a Sparrow to Hillsboro High School. Students will work hard to not only love and support him but also raise money for Vinny through sponsored community service and fundraising.
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