Cash is a super energetic, playful and bright 5-year-old boy who loves to play sports like soccer, baseball and mixed martial arts. He is also a big fan of superheroes and all things automobiles!
But when Cash was just 3 years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia.
Cash’s journey started when his mom, Mona, discovered bruising on Cash’s leg. She took him to the doctor who suggested that Cash wear shin guards. Cash was otherwise healthy, so there was no further investigation.
But a week later, Cash suddenly woke up cranky and in pain. On inspection, his mom noticed a red mark inside his mouth and began to worry.
Cash had exams, x-rays and blood work done and what his results showed was even more concerning.
After a few more tests, it was confirmed that Cash had t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He began treatment immediately…
Cash has taken steroids as part of his treatment, which made him eat more than usual and as a result, he gained weight very quickly.
But as his mom says, “Despite all he’s been through, Cash still flashes that infectious smile, he has taught his family what true strength is in the face of adversity and has exemplified a level of resiliency beyond measure".
Cash has been in treatment for almost 2 years, and he still has 1.5 years left of his treatment. But luckily, he is now in the maintenance phase, which means he only needs to see the doctor once a month for a check-up.
This has given Cash a lot more time to be his usual, bubbly self and spend time doing what he loves to do.
As his mom shared with us, “Cash continues to flourish and amaze us every day. He is always happy and full of energy. He is enjoying being a kid and has started to pick up sports again; he is a true competitor.”
Keep fighting and showing that infectious smile, Cash. We will be riding for you this September!