What was supposed to be a routine scan detected a large mass in Andrew’s chest. He was rushed to Atrium Health's Levine Children’s.
This time, the diagnosis was Stage II neuroblastoma, a rare nerve cancer.
Not even 1 year old, Andrew received four rounds of chemotherapy to fight his cancer. After each round, he required blood and platelet transfusions to help his tiny body recover enough to undergo the next.
Around Thanksgiving of that year, Kelly and Chris received the best news they could hope to hear: Their son was in remission. The timing was not lost on the Mooresville couple.
“For us as a family, there’s nothing we could have been more thankful for,” Chris said.
Andrew’s family is also grateful for the volunteer blood and platelet donors who ensured the blood products he needed were available when he needed them. Without those wonderful gifts, his journey to remission would not have been possible.