Naaman was born on February 28th, 2017 as a healthy baby boy with a full head of hair, a big head, big hands and feet. Around the time of his first birthday, parents Neil & Nicole began to notice that Naaman was getting bruises by brushing objects. The bruises were unusual, too. They felt like hard lumps. It was time to go to the doctor again.
After numerous blood tests (including a white count of 750,000) and a series of long nights at the hospital with a toddler who couldn't eat or drink, Naaman was diagnosed with Ph-like ALL. Naaman was beginning a 2-3 year journey of chemotherapy with the most intense being the first 6-7 months.
Now a little over a year into this journey, Naaman is tolerating maintenance chemotherapy well. Although there is no shortage of trying times from NG tube mishaps to parenting a two-year-old on steroids (literally), Naaman and the family are working hard to maintain a positive outlook on the future.
For the most up to date information on Naaman's journey, please visit the family's web journal, teamnaaman.com.