At the age of 5, Bryant was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a form of blood cancer, a rapid growth of abnormal white cells that accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. Pediatric AML survival rate is 64%.
Bryant was diagnosed July 7th, 2014, that was the day that changed our lives forever.
The words, “your child has cancer” was hard to intake and hard to believe. Right away Bryant was taken into surgery, had a broviac port inserted his chest for easy access to all his chemotherapy treatments and medications. Then he went 104 days with toxic chemotherapy treatments going in his little body which suppose to kill the bad cells, but at the same time kills the good cells and immune system which in return cause horrible side effects. After 4 months of ups and downs, at the age of 6yrs old, lil Bryant’s body had taken enough toxic treatments and his organs, one by one began to fail. Bryant spent the last 4 days of his life hooked up to a life support machine and gained his angel wings November 17th, 2014.
In Loving Memory of Doel “Bryant” Rivera
08/14/2008 – 11/17/2014
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