F*ck Cancer

This is the third time my son is fighting for his life. The first time was when he was diagnosed at 5 years old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He only did two months of chemotherapy but it didn’t work (this is called refractory leukemia). We had his older brother tested to see if he was a match for a bone marrow transplant and fortunately he was a perfect match. After four years and seven months, he relapsed. The search for an unrelated match was an uphill battle (him being biracial). Usually your donor should be the same ethnicity as you. But by God’s grace, we found one all the way from Germany. She is full blooded German though which is interesting. Her stem cells were infused on September 2, 2015. Three years and eight months later, he relapsed again. That was just two weeks ago (May 6, 2019).

Cancer, we will beat you again. And thank goodness for science, we have a plan to kill you for good.

I’m angry and bitter but I can’t keep feeling this way. I need to be strong for my son. I need to fight for him. And cancer can go fuck off!

16 thoughts on “F*ck Cancer

  1. …So I come to catch up and there it is… Sorry you’re back to the fight again Bootsy. Not meaning to trivialize your battle in any way but I happen to be watching this the other day, you might find it interesting, not as an alternative but as a ‘maybe there are things I can take from this.’ Plus I’m sure you’ve research big time already, but maybe one more thing won’t hurt. Particularly where the discussions about food are concerned. I haven’t watched it all the way to the end yet, I’m about half way through.


    1. Thank you Miss Ed. I’ve been very busy lately, especially my son was at the hospital for five days due to fever. He’s back there tonight for blood transfusion. Anyway, when I get the chance I will watch this video.

      I hope you are doing well and please blog more!!


  2. Hang in their Mama. Channel that anger in to being there for your son and killing that cruel thing! You can do this. You can both do this. You have done it before and you will get rid of it for good this time. I am sending your some Mama Bear energy from Nor Cal with some sunshine for peace and some hugs for…well just hugs because I cannot imagine any mother going through this one, twice, or three times and it makes me teary eyes just thinking about it.


    1. Thank you! I try to keep a positive mind but there are times when I throw pity parties. But this is the life I’ve been given and this is the life I’m going to fight for.

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  3. Boots,

    I’m very sorry to hear the news about your son. Just know that my prayers are with him, with you, and with your family.



  4. I’m so sorry for what you’re going through and what your sweet boy is going through. My mom was just given a status of remission and I’m praying for your family that your son gets to hear those words soon too! Fuck cancer


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