After that transplant, his cancer came back for the third time in May 2013.
At five years old, Austin had been dealing with le....
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The following years involved countless hospital visits, chemotherapy, bone marrow aspirates, lumbar punctures, steroids, and blood product transfusions.Collectively, the four fires turned more than 181,000 acres of forests, vineyards and farmland into barren lands.Despite burning half the land the Thomas Fire consumed, the blazes destroyed nearly eight times as many structures.Austin was immediately placed on a chemotherapy regimen.However, when a routine blood test revealed that he relapsed in October 2012, their only option was a bone marrow transplant to save his life.The wildfires that raced across California in 2017 caused historic levels of death and destruction.Nearly 9,000 wildfires tore through the state, burning 1.2 million acres of land (an area the size of Delaware or the Larsen C iceberg), destroying more than 10,800 structures and killing at least 46 people. 4 and became a blazing behemoth that has scorched more than 280,000 acres across Southern California.October 2016 was my last treatment and I was excited to get back to "normal" life.Then in February 2017 I felt something in my neck and knew it wasn't right.After a Pet scan confirmed cancer, I had a biop....Jim and Leslie Donigan have been married for almost 50 years.