Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
Colby Reid's Bio
Colby Reid’s family was just like any other family with three boys in school, juggling homework and sports and family activities, when Colby, age 12, woke up one Saturday complaining of a toothache.
By the following day, his jaw had swollen considerably, so his concerned mother took him to the dentist right away. After x-rays showed nothing wrong with his teeth, he was referred to an oral surgeon, and by the end of the week, the family was sitting in front of an Oncology specialist at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., having a conversation that is every parents’ worst nightmare.
After exhaustive testing and torturous waiting, Colby was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell (Non-Hodgkins) Lymphoma. His status has been classified as Stage IV. He will begin chemotherapy treatment immediately for an initial duration of six months. Doctors have warned that his tumors are growing rapidly and he has aggressive deterioration in his bones.
No child should have to deal with suffering and sickness. Colby is about to become a teenager. All he wants to do is play football and baseball and video games with his brothers. The family and friends of the Reid/Carr family are devastated and wish to help ensure that Colby gets the best possible treatment and care possible, without the financial ruin that these procedures can cause. The chemotherapy alone costs tens of thousands of dollars each month. Please consider donating to help alleviate the strain of Colby’s medical expenses.
Colby’s parents are hard-working people who, like most average families, were not prepared to withstand such a mountain of medical expenses. With help from the community, we can ensure that cancer is just a chapter in Colby’s life, and not the whole story. Please, assist us in making sure that his family is not alone in their fight against Lymphoma.
“If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those are funds well spent.”
~quote by Carl Karcher