Ayden's Story
 
It is every parent’s worst nightmare. In April 2010,  Ayden Jolicoeur spent several days enjoying a vacation with his family.  Soon after he returned home, Ayden suddenly became ill, which ultimately led to his admission to the Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville.  On May 3, 2010, Ayden underwent a seven-hour surgery to remove a tumor growing in his spinal cord.  Doctors were only able to remove 30% of the tumor.  Ayden has since been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer called Glioblastoma (High Grade).  Doctors recommended that Ayden receive a costly form of treatment known as proton therapy as well as chemotherapy. 

After the spinal surgery, Ayden lost sensation in his right leg.  Ayden received regular physical therapy in attempt to restore mobility in his legs.  


Since 2010, Ayden has received rigorous chemotherapy treatments and has continued to have routine check-ups with his doctors in Jacksonville.  For a short period, Ayden was no longer required to receive chemotherapy, since Ayden seemed to be getting better.

In March 2013, the Jolicoeur family received the heartbreaking news that a new spot/tumor was discovered in Ayden's spine.  He is now required to receive extensive chemotherapy treatments again.  

Ayden’s family needs your help. Ayden’s medical treatment and travel expenses has been very costly. Your donations can help ease the pain of a family who has already suffered a significant amount of emotional distress.  

The Jolicoeur family extends their thanks to all of you for your continued prayers and support during this difficult time.


Ayden Updates:
 
  • Praying for a Cure 2014 Ayden has completed another chapter in his fight against cancer. The Jolicoeur Family thanks everyone that has supported and followed Ayden during these trying times. The next step is an MRI in six weeks where we WILL receive awesome news that the Proton Therapy worked.We want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year . We especially thank all who supported us during our recent journey with radiation. Still many unanswered questions. Ayden will have his first MRI since the end of radiation , January 20. Doctors have advised us not to expect to see immediate results from radiation . Radiation is contained in the body for weeks after the last treatment. Radiation is still a high resolution seen in ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2014, 8:58 PM by Cure4Ayden Admin
  • November December update Our bags are packed and we are ready to continue our fight! Proton Beam Therapy here we come ! As we arrived in Jacksonville knowing we would be away from homefor 6 weeks, the mood was somber. We were greeted by an amazing staff that welcomed us with opens arms and made us feel at home the whole entire stay . We plan to take one week at a time. It all started with anxiety, what does the process entail , will Ayden be able to tolerate this radiation. We met with doctors first who were amazing and explainedeverything step by step not only to us but to Ayden who was very hesitant. Doctors explained in great detail that is was ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2014, 8:30 PM by Cure4Ayden Admin
  • November update the start of Proton Radiation Ayden will start radiation Nov 4:Aydens Update Ayden will be starting proton beam radiation Nov 4th. Duration of treatment 5-6 weeks. Our family wishes to thank all of you for your donations personally and to Cure4Ayden. We appreciate everyone of you ! Your support for our... family and for Ayden continues to allow us to give Ayden the care he needs to fight his battle against his tumor, while allowing us to focus on Ayden relieving some of the financial stresses we are facing. A special thank you goes out to Rebecca Stone Michelle Morley and Laura Sockwell Raben for coming out to the Halloween dance at Sunset Palms and supporting Ayden and our family in a fundraiser to ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2014, 7:52 PM by Cure4Ayden Admin
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How Can I Donate?
 
Via PayPal
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Via Check:
Donations made via check should be paid to the order of Ayden Jolicoeur and mailed to: 

Cure4Ayden
Post Office Box 353386
Palm Coast, FL 32135-3386