George Washington Academy gives back

George Washington Academy gives back

When: Saturday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: Tagg-n-Go locations: River Road and Costco (proceeds going to family).
Why: Supporting a George Washington Academy kindergartner who has undergone a bone marrow transplant and other therapies in his long battle with juvenile Leukemia.

At nine months old the Moon Family knew eventually Gavin would need a bone marrow transplant, the Moons did everything including chemo and many other treatments to keep his cancer under control. When Gavin turned 4 it was apparent through life-flights and weak spells that the bone marrow transplant needed to happen quickly. Gavin has had to relearn many basic body functions throughout his life including walking, crawling, and sitting up, as he has progressed in age, his body has become weaker and weaker. Through the advice of doctors during the pandemic the Moons decided to have his large spleen removed, this didn’t give the results the family was hoping for and it was time to prepare for Gavin’s transplant.

After many treatments of chemo it was time for Gavin to receive a transplant in November 2021 and the donor would be his mother. Since the transplant Gavin has been bedridden and lies in bed asleep or in pain. The family is confident that there is hope in the future and that Gavin’s new cells will start to form.

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