Bowling for Cody
Join us for a Night of Bowling to support our friend, Cody in his battle against Kidney Cancer.
About Cody: Cody was a normal healthy boy who loves bowling. But, for the last year or so Cody would get “flu “like symptoms every few months that would last 5 days to a week and then resolve itself. It was just written off as viral infections by urgent cares and it wasn’t until he got sick a few weeks apart that his mother knew something was definitely not right and she asked for a full and extensive blood work up from his pediatrician.
When the results came in a week later one pediatrician called and said he was anemic and had a UTI, he was prescribed medicine for the UTI and they were told to start Iron and Vitamin D for him over the counter. Thankfully she had a in-person physical set up for him that same week where they met a different doctor who was very concerned with his lab work and having a UTI being a 17 year old male.
On Saturday June 4th their world was flipped upside down, her son was diagnosed with a large tumor on his right kidney. They were then referred to a pediatric oncologist who went on to do further testing. The whole right kidney needs to be removed surgically and additional treatment will be needed to treat the cancer that has spread to the surrounding lymph nodes.
The children's cancer hospital that they are using is not in Staten Island, it will require a lot of traveling and a lot of time off of work during biopsies, surgeries and treatment. The family is currently exploring supplements to start before the treatment starts to give him the best chance of staying strong enough to beat this.
Cody has a long battle ahead and he haven’t even started the hardest parts yet. The family is seeking any help you can give to help so we can give our boy the best chance of beating cancer.