My former UNC teammates son and future Ute, Quinn Buczek has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL. This type of cancer has the highest survivor rate among leukemia patients, especially children. So, the long term prognosis is good. The next few weeks will shed more light on the course of action and timetable for recovery.
Today Q has several procedures to begin his treatment.. He had a port inserted under his breast bone for chemotherapy, which will begin tomorrow. He also has a bone marrow biopsy and a blood transfusion. Following the first chemo treatment tomorrow, he will remain at Children’s for 5 – 7 days to see how he reacts to the treatment. If all goes well, he will be allowed to go home for a week or so before his next round. From there it all depends on how his body reacts to the chemotherapy. If he tolerates it, he will spend more time at home.
Several people have inquired about a possible fund to help offset the medical costs for the Buczek family. I can tell you that there will be a fund set up on YouCaring.com in the next few days. We are just trying to figure out exactly what costs are covered by insurance and what ancillary expenses they might need help with. I will set up the site and send out an email as soon as we have a handle on the target goal of the funds to be raised.
Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers. There is much to be done but no better group to meet the challenge than the Buczek’s and their extended Tar Heel family!