After returning from a family fishing trip, Aidan noticed swelling in his neck. After a trip to his pediatrician, they were sent home with antibiotics and were on the path to recovery, or so they thought.  Aidan progressively got worse and was transferred to Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health in Macon.  Doctors immediately began running tests on Aidan and after all test results returned, Aidan was diagnosed with T-Cell Leukemia. Aidan immediately began chemotherapy. Aidan’s mom, Angela shares, “I did not think we would be able to get treated so close to home. The Children’s Hospital is phenomenal and they are very qualified to treat Aidan. The hospital has become our family. Aidan, the nurses, child life, are all buddies. The way they love him and the way he loves them…you don’t see that often and it makes me feel comfortable as a mom.”  On a brighter note, Aidan will be complete with his treatments in 2019, ironically, the same year the new children’s hospital will open!

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