Hi my name is Daymon, and I was diagnosed with Burkitt's Leukemia. It happened so fast, it all started when I was having back pains. My mom was really worried when they were getting really bad so she took me to the emergency room in Richfield. The doctor there said that my back looked fine, but there was something in my blood called platelets and that they were very low. So that was why they were worried about me. I had to have 2 more blood tests, they did not look very good so my doctor decided that I should go see a Dr. Barnett who is an oncologist at Primary Children's Hospital. I was really scared and I was in allot of pain. They decided to do a bone marrow biopsy and it is what confirmed that I had the Burkitt's Leukemia. It's hard to understand why I have to be in here, but my mom and dad said it's the best hospital to be in. They told me my body is just really sick right now and it needs special treatments called chemo to make it better. I know that there are a lot of people praying for me that love me very much, and I know I will get better but it will be a while before that happens. So this will by my own journey.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Today we found out our sweet Daymon has a rare cancer called burkitt's leukemia, he has been through so many tests that inclued ultra sounds, x-rays, bone marrow biopsy, blood tests and a spinal tap.  The doctor said that they see 1 case about every 2 years.  Daymon has been so brave, but at the same time he is having a hard time understanding why this is happening to him.  So much info has been pumped into our brains today its still like we are in another world. Its hard not to think why this is happening to our sweet little boy who is always so full of life.


  1. so sorry for all your trials right now. We have kept your family and your little boy in our prayers and hope things quickly improve and your family can all be together again and his health can be strong. You are wonderful parents and strong people who will make it through this difficult time. *Hugs* Take Care.

  2. Kristi,
    I didn't get a chance to talk to you at Walmart today, and I didn't want to stop you again because I could see there were lots of people wanting to talk to you, but I wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers have been with you and Matt and Daymon this past month. You have such a special family and I know the Lord is watching over you all. Sending our love,
    Trent & Debbie Thalman