Family of toddler battling cancer asks for cards for his Valentine's Day birthday
KTLA -- The family of a 2-year-old Southern California boy who has been hospitalized while battling cancer was asking for the public to send cards to the youngster for his birthday, which also happens to be on Valentine's Day.
Aiden Kramer was about 2.5 years old when he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, according to a Facebook page set up for the little boy's supporters.
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Prior to the diagnosis, Aiden had suffered two broken arms and experienced left eye droop, along with numbed speech and pain in his hands and arms for months, his family said in a GoFundMe page.
He went to countless doctors and two hospitals before going to a specialist, who performed further testing. That led to the child being sent to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
After additional tests and surgery, Aiden was eventually diagnosed with AML. He underwent several rounds of chemotherapy, and has been in and out of the hospital for the past three months, according to the fundraising page.
Although his last chemo treatment was on Friday, the youngster would remain hospitalized through his birthday, which is next Sunday. According to the family, Aiden would stay in the hospital for an additional 4 to 6 weeks "until he is fully recovered."
The family described Aiden as a "miracle child," saying in the GoFundMe page that they were "lucky" to have even had him, as his mother was told she would likely not be able to have children after a cervical cancer diagnosis.
While he remained hospitalized, his family hoped to make this third birthday an "awesome" one. To that end, they have asked the public on Facebook to send birthday and Valentine's Day cards to him.
Cards and gifts can be sent to the following address:
C/O Ilene Martin
UPS Box 380
1191 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010