Harrison
"When I found out that Harrison had cancer, I didn't know what to do or feel. I just thought crying would help, but it didn't."
- Madalynn, Harrison's sister
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30 Days/30 Stories
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. At PCFLV, we are committed to spreading the GOLD all year long. However, in September, we truly make it our mission. 30 Days, 30 Stories celebrates the children we know and love and the brave battles they fight and have fought, with their families by their sides. In celebrating these beautiful children and their stories, we hope to inspire you to join us in our mission to SPREAD THE GOLD in September and all year long!

September 5th
My name is Madalynn, and my brother is Harrison. When I found out that Harrison had cancer, I didn't know what to do or feel. I just thought crying would help, but it didn't. I was so scared and confused and really mad at life. Then when Harrison was going into his last part of treatment, I was so incredibly happy! Then one day, Harrison was having throat pain so we went to get an x-ray. I came home from school that day and my mom seemed upset, so I asked what was wrong. She told me that Harrison had an x-ray, so he was at the hospital overnight. I thought it was only one night, but it was not.

Weeks went by and we were still waiting, and we finally got an answer. It was not a good one. They found a mass in his chest. They did a biopsy and said that Harrison had cancer for a second time. I was really angry at the world because this didn't seem fair. Harrison was in the hospital for a few more weeks. The nurses said Harrison was going to go down to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a bone marrow transplant, and he would be there for about 6 months. Then another week flew by, and Harrison was out of the hospital. He didn't know about CHOP, and one day he found out and he was not happy. Then they told us it would not be long - just like 2 months.

At this point I am confused on how I should feel. I get worried that something is wrong with me, too. But I know nothing is. I'm still confused to this day, and I am having thoughts about sickness spreading around to me. I still wish I could skip this awful part of life. But at the end of this, I know everything will be alright.

-written by Madalynn, Harrison's sister


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