On December 28, 2009, Brooks Call was diagnosed with acute Myeloid leukemia (AML), also known as acute myelogenous leukemia. AML is a very aggressive cancer that starts in the bone marrow and keeps the blood cells from maturing the way they should. Brooks is 13 years old and is the son of Greg and Lisa Call. He has two younger brothers, Ethan and Nic.
Along with our prayers, well wishes, and positive thoughts for Brooks, what can we do to help Brooks and his family? Our goal is to allow all family and friends to assist Greg and Lisa with any funding we can donate for the many expenses that will be involved in keeping Brooks going strong. Not only would we like to contribute to help with the mounting medical bills, but also for gas, babysitting, food while staying with Brooks at the hospital, and many other expenses.
Please look at the "Please Help Brooks" section on how-to-donate. We have made it very easy for all family and friends to help out – where ever you are! Please donate, and pass along this notice to all of your family and friends. Have them go to this blog to find out more information on how to donate and get updates on Brooks!
Thanks, from all Brooks’ Family!
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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Brooks has been back home for a few days. He has done SO well! His counts increased quickly after chemo. He has loved being home again and spending time with his bros. He really didn't lose any more hair this go round, so he still has his long eyelashes and eyebrows (lookin' good for the ladies). As long as he doesn't get a fever, he will be at home. Yeah! Love you Brooks! Stay healthy!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Brooks has an amazing nurse who has been playing games with him. She taught Brooks and Lisa a super fun card game that Brooks calls UBER WAR! Any game with the name uber war has got to be the coolest game ever. Brooks has been running fevers this past week, which is scary. This afternoon his fever went away. His "good" cell counts have been rising a little bit the past 2 days. Lisa has told him that he just needs to tell his body to quit getting a fever so that he can go home soon. I think that sounds like a great plan!
We love you Brooks! Kia kaha!