At the age of 5, Preston had been sick with a bad cold and swollen neck. We brought him to the doctors where he was treated with steroids and antibiotics. We all thought his neck would return to normal size. Roughly two weeks later his neck was getting larger so we saw my ENT who immediately CT scanned his neck and biopsied it. Within a few days we found out Preston had Stage 3A Hodgkins Lymphoma, with cancer in his neck, top left clavicle, liver and spleen. He immediately started ABV/COPP chemotherapy and completed 6 cycles over the course of 6 months. He finished just in time for his 6th birthday and to start his very first year of school. Proud doesn’t say or mean enough for how we feel about Preston. He’s truly our hero and warrior!
Impact the bag had during the hospital stay:
Daily trips to the hospital were scary and frightening but with the Bag of Fun in hand, Preston was able to relax knowing there was so much fun to be had in his bag! He loved the legos, DS, videos, silly toys, books, and games. He played with his Bag of Fun for hours while enduring chemotherapy. A quote from Preston “As I opened it up for the first time, a smile spread across my face and I couldn’t wait to start playing with everything!”