Thu May 14, 2015 From 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: TBA Grandville, MI 49418
Contact: Brady Schmitz @ (616) 613-6673 with questions

Name: Dawson

Age: 4

From his parents, Jason and Alison Babiak

Who would have ever thought that tiny red spots on Dawson’s skin would change our lives forever?  A simple blood test ordered by our pediatrician led to a phone call on the night of November 17th 2014, informing us that the results from Dawson’s blood work were not normal, and the doctors at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital emergency room were waiting for us.  When we arrived, we were hit with the unimaginable news that our 4 year old son had Leukemia.  He was admitted to the hospital immediately where they performed a biopsy and began chemotherapy.  After many days in the hospital with multiple blood transfusions, chemo and various procedures Dawson was discharged.

One week after being discharged, Dawson unexpectedly developed a fever which is life threatening for an immune suppressed Leukemia patient. We ended up at the emergency room again and this time, Dawson had an infection in his blood and no way to fight it off.  During his three week stay he was on a variety of antibiotics to fight the infection and he continued to receive his chemo.  The bone marrow biopsy at the end of the first month of treatment revealed that the chemotherapy was killing the Leukemia but his body was responding much slower than the average cancer patient.  This ultimately elevated Dawson to be placed in a category of very high risk for relapse and on a course of chemo treatment more intense than the standard Leukemia patient.  We were able to return home just in time for the holidays.  Dawson remained home for two months, only leaving the house to attend his weekly chemotherapy appointments at the hospital due to his suppressed immune system.  The chemotherapy was doing its job by completely wiping out Dawson’s bone marrow, but once again made him very susceptible for another infection which happened near the end of February keeping Dawson in the hospital for another two weeks for antibiotics.  Dawson continues to receive weekly chemotherapy and occasional blood transfusions in the outpatient infusion clinic and will continue aggressive chemotherapy for the next nine months. Then he will enter the maintenance phase of therapy where he will have monthly chemotherapy appointments for an additional two and half years. We hope and pray that there are no complications throughout the next 3 years of Dawson’s treatment.

Favorite color(s) – Dark Blue, Green

Leukemia color: Orange

Favorite teams – MSU Spartans, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions

44″ tall

Size 5 and/or 6 shirts/pant

Size 1 or 13 shoe

New Bike

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New Bike

Item: #1 ($5)

We will purchase a new bike for Dawson

Legos - Ninjago, Chima, City, Etc

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Legos - Ninjago, Chima, City, Etc

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Super Hero Stuff

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Super Hero Stuff

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Batman, Spiderman, Green Lantern & Flash

Dinosaur Stuff

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Dinosaur Stuff

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Books

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Books

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Ipad Itunes Card

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Ipad Itunes Card

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With being in the hospital for so many hours his iPAD is his go to

Nerf Toys/guns

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Nerf Toys/guns

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Celebration Cinema Gift Card

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Celebration Cinema Gift Card

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Electric Scooter

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Electric Scooter

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Mason already has one and he wants to be just like his big brother

DelMar Pool Membership

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DelMar Pool Membership

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This is located in the subdivision

Hotel Night Stay With Pool Or Water Park

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Hotel Night Stay With Pool Or Water Park

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Dawson and Mason always look forward to swimming in pools and the feel of a vacation even if it was local