IN A Glance...
- Favorite Snack: Goldfish
- Favorite Singer: Michael Bublé
- Loves: Christmas, and his cowboy boots
Casey will be headed to NYC this Christmas and will get to see Broadway hit "Hamilton"!
Baller since 2018
Casey is like most 13 year old boys; is able to enjoy most of the things boys his age do, and for the most part does it with a smile on his face and song in his heart.
However, unlike most 13 year olds, Casey has been battling since he was 2 months old. The doctors first noticed something was wrong at his 2 month check up. After four and a half months, multiple blood transfusions, and a couple of bone marrow aspirations, the specialist came up with an initial diagnosis and treatment plan. This took quite a toll on his little body.
It took another 7 years and some very scary moments along the way to get his actual diagnosis: Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA) - this is a condition where the body makes very few, if any, red blood cells. At this point his treatment plan was changed again.
His new normal is currently daily medication, and treatment every 3-4 weeks. While there are side effects to this course of treatment, and more challenges ahead, he remains positive, and continues to face every new challenge with that smile upon his face.