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:
 
  • JUNE UPDATE          We will be traveling to Jacksonville early Wednesday morning for another MRI. Ayden has been continuing his steroids orally , which has been a crazy ride ... Ayden has eaten everything but the cats oh and the dog of course! We will not have any results till Thursdays consultation with the Onc Team . We appreciate all of your continued support through cards, messages, calls your support means so much to us ! Thank you !          AMAZING NEWS: The inflammation in Aydens spine has responded to the steroids ! The swelling has gone done tremendously . The area that was of concern is now believed not to be new tumor, but a result from proton radiation. Ayden will remain on steroids for an extended period if time ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2014, 6:17 PM by Cure4Ayden Admin
  • MAY 27 Going Home UPDATE We are officially discharged !!!! The steroids are definitely working to reduce the inflammation on Aydens spine, although they are still concerned with some thickening in the upper Cervical. Ayden will remain in steroids for two weeks in which he will the follow up with another MRI and team evaluation. We are so blessed with the out poor of caring phone calls , cards messages and prayers ! Thank you all so much ! The Jolicoeur Family 
    Posted Jun 20, 2014, 6:21 PM by Cure4Ayden Admin
  • MAY 23 Ayden gets admitted to Wolfsons Childerns Hospital Ayden was admitted into Wolfsons Childrens Hospital early last evening due to an abnormal MRI . Ayden was ordered an immediate MRI when he started having loss of balance, skeletal issues and weakness in his legs.Doctors have ordered Ayden to receive high doses of Steroids and a brain MRI. It is unclear weather the MRI abnormality is new growth or extreme swelling as a result of the Radiation treatments. At this time we are waiting for brain scan results and confirmation of the abnormal Scans. Our family thanks everyone for their calls, messages, thoughts and prayers.Ayden had 2 days off to enjoy some much needed fun! Real food lol , good times , good sleep ! We return to the hospital tomorrow ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2014, 6:20 PM by Cure4Ayden Admin
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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