Dear friends and family,
My name is Grace and I am Lucas’ aunt. First, I want to thank you for stopping by Lucas’ fundraising page and hearing his story. We want you to know that no donation is too little and every bit helps. All donations are tax-deductible for you and tax-free for Veronica and Tyler (Lucas’ parents) when they use the funds. If you are unable to make a financial donation please contribute by praying and sharing this page across social media with your friends and family. If you are local to Northern Nevada you can sign up to assist with tasks (scroll to the bottom of this page for more information). If you would like to donate directly to Veronica and Tyler you can also Zelle them. Email: LucasFightsLeukemia3@gmail.com. Please note donations made through Zelle are not tax-deductible or eligible for company donation matches.
On Wednesday 9/14, Veronica and Tyler's world flipped upside down. After taking Lucas to urgent care on Wednesday morning for a small rash (which we now know is called petechiae). At urgent care, the doctor ran a couple of tests (that came back normal) and ordered blood work. At 3:40 pm they left urgent care and were told they should have the results from the bloodwork in about 4 hours. At 9:00 pm on Wednesday Veronica received a call from the oncologist. The oncologist immediately told her that Lucas’ blood work was very abnormal and that he was certain that Lucas had Leukemia. He instructed Veronica to bring Lucas into the hospital right away. Veronica, Tyler, and Lucas arrived at the hospital that night. After spending 3 nights in the hospital on Saturday 9/17, Lucas received an official diagnosis of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). He immediately started chemotherapy treatment under the care of a top physician specializing in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. We are giving Lucas all of our love, support, and prayers as he begins this journey.
Meet Lucas – a sweet 3.5-year-old boy full of energy. He loves cars, truck trucks, donuts, and riding his scooter (he likes to go really fast). He is also really funny. Some things that will make you giggle are when he fake sneezes, the face he makes when he pretends to sniff smelly toes, and of course when he plays hide and seek (granted he’s not the best hider, but that’s okay). Recently, Lucas has been most excited about the baby in “mama’s belly.” In November of 2022, Lucas will become a big brother to a little sister. He wants to name her "Honey Sugar" or "Sheila Puppy." He may also just want a puppy. Either way, we know he is going to be the best big buddy to his little sister.
We want to thank you for taking the time to read Lucas' story. We appreciate your continued support, prayers, and positive thoughts as we begin the long battle ahead of us. To learn more about Lucas and to follow his journey please view our “journal” for updates.
Please note we are not accepting visitors at this time. This is because the first 4 weeks of Lucas’ chemotherapy treatment will be the most critical and intense.