LEHIGHTON, Pa. – A teen stricken by cancer has his wish for a brand new computer granted by national children’s charity Kids Wish Network.
One day, 18-year-old Harold began experiencing severe leg pain and other disquieting symptoms. However, hoping they would pass, he decided not to tell his parents or anyone about them until a week later, after they still had not ceased.
Harold was immediately taken to the doctor, where tests confirmed that he suffered from Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APML) – a type of cancer that is distinguished by granulated, irregular blood cells known as promyelocytes. The doctor also told Harold and his parents that, had they waited one or two more days to bring Harold in, he may have passed away.
Harold was immediately started on chemotherapy and his condition has improved. However, while being treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital, a social worker referred Harold to national children’s charity Kids Wish Network. After contacting them, Harold was asked to wish for anything he wanted, and he requested a brand new computer.
Before long, Harold received his brand new computer along with a printer and several other marvelous surprises. For Harold, his dream has finally become a reality.
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs. Every child deserves a chance at happiness; a wish is just a way of bringing them that joy. If you would like to sponsor a child’s wish or if you know a child who is suffering from a life-threatening illness and may be in need of Kids Wish Network’s wish granting services, please call 727-937-3600 or toll free 888-918-9004. For more information on Kids Wish Network, visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org