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.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Daymon woke up this morning and said "after this round only 5 more mom"! Oh if we all could only be as strong and positive as he is. He had to be up there at 9:30 a.m. and his bone marrow biopsy is at 11:30 then he has a cat scan at 1:00 so he has a buisy day and they will start his chemo tonight. Dr. Barnnet our Oncologist said that he has hope everything will go smooth this round. Yesterday he had such a good day, he felt better than he has in a long time and was smiling and playing with friends and his sisters. I was lucky to get a few pics to post. It helps remind us that he will be our happy and fun loving boy when this is all over. Will post more later to let all know how his day went.


  1. I love his positive attitude too! He looks so good. We will keep him in our prayers!
    I love the picture of him holding and hugging Kayla!
    Good Luck this round!!

  2. How wonderful to see him smile! Thinking about you guys and hope this round is a little better.
    Love you,