A healthy and happy Matthew, almost 10 years old.
At age four, Matthew was diagnosed with AML – a type of leukemia that is rarely found in young children. When his parents met with Dr. Andrew Gilman, Director of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Levine Children’s Hospital, they knew they were in the right place. He reassured Matthew’s parents that he could treat their son’s disease, and that the best approach was a bone marrow transplant.
Matthew, right, with little brother Alex.
Fortunately for Matthew, his 2-year-old brother, Alex, was a perfect match. Alex was already familiar with Levine Children’s Hospital, where he had spent his first three months of life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, battling a life-threatening infection.
Matthew and Alex enjoying time together outdoors.
Today, Matthew shares an extra-special bond with his little brother. Their sibling-to-sibling transplant was successful and years later both boys are doing wonderful. Matthew turns 10 this year!
With your help, we can #KeepPounding pediatric cancer and make a difference in the lives of children, like Matthew, at Levine Children’s Hospital. Join us on June 7 for the Keep Pounding 5K, ending on the Carolina Panthers’ practice field. Learn more at www.keeppounding5k.or