Charlie “Cash” Hicks is a beautiful 2-year-old boy, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma on July 4, 2016. He is currently receiving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. The tests that he received before treatment showed active tumors on his skull, shoulders, ribs, spine, both hips, and bone marrow. Since the beginning of his treatment both his parents, Andy and Katie Hicks, have been by his side. Cash has two older brothers, who are being taken care of by their grandparents Mike and Lisa Hicks, and Tim and Susan Skeen. Not only do Andy and Katie have to fight for their youngest son’s life, but they have to give up precious time with their other two sons as well.
The treatment plan that Cash is currently on is a 12-18 month, possibly longer, plan. He has already endured things that no human being should ever have to endure, especially a child. The treatment includes 6 rounds of 5 day treatments of high doses of chemotherapy and antibodies, bone marrow transplant, radiation, and a maintenance stage. This is the plan if everything goes accordingly. However, before Cash had radiation they did more scans to determine the best course of radiation. The results were not what the doctors wanted to see; Cash still has 4 active tumors, one on his skull, two on his ribs, and one on is hip. Radiation has begun on his ribs and hip, however, the tumor on his skull is too close to his growth plate and they are hesitant to do radiation on it at this time. The plan now is to see if the tumor moves or shrinks enough to radiate after the maintenance stage. If it does not react the way it is hoped, then they may have no choice. This could prolong his treatment even further.
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Custom Benefit Photo Shirt. Help support this brave little boys battle against Neuroblastoma. Show your love with this #CASH STRONG Tee Shirt. Proceeds going to support Charlie and his family as the needs to fight cancer are mounting. Thank you from us all in advance of your purchase
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Custom Benefit #CASHSTRONG Shirt. Help support this brave little boys battle against Neuroblastoma. Show you love with this #CASH STRONG Tee Shirt. Proceeds going to support Charlie and his family as the needs to fight cancer are mounting. Thank you from us all in advance of your purchase
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