Meet Keaton’s Kiddo Daniel, a 7-year-old boy who loves going to the beach, playing with his older brother and shopping. His life-changing experience began on September 21,2021 when Daniel was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia which is when too many B-cell lymphoblasts (immature white blood cells) are found in the bone marrow and blood.
Unfortunately, on top of his parents facing loss employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Daniel’s grandfather was also diagnosed with cancer in November, which has created the need for more financial and emotional support. Keaton’s has had the honor of supporting Daniel and his family by providing a financial grant through our Financial Assistance Program and we have been able to communicate in their native language through our Family Connect Program to help break the language barriers.
Daniel has also experienced emotional challenges through his battle and had trouble responding to chemotherapy which showed through negative side effects of loss of weight, vomiting, and emotional frustrations. Keaton’s has used Joy-Filled Experiences to provide a customized Hope Chest in hopes to lift his spirits during this difficult time.
Despite these obstacles, Daniel and his family members have shown resilience and courage. Keaton’s will always be a shoulder to lean on and a listening ear for Daniel’s family and will continue to invite them to our family events throughout this journey.