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news - Fight Ike Fight

From: Brian M.
Sent on: Monday, July 1, 2013 3:53 PM

Hi all,

Tyler Hilker is a local UX Architect at VML in KC who founded, organized, and launched IxDA KC.

At 8-months-old, his son Isaac was diagnosed with Infantile Acute Lympoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Infantile ALL is very rare, occurring in roughly 3% of childhood, which comes out to about 0.07 cases per 100,000 children aged 0-14 in the U.S. each year. Survival rates for subtypes range 17%-40% and while initial remission rates are generally good, relapse rates are very high. Fortunately, Isaac achieved remission very early. However, due to Ike's compromised immunity, he was recently diagnosed with "Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome" (HUS), a progressed stage of E. coli. This has caused renal failure and toxins to build up in his little body. Currently he his intubated and receiving dialysis. He remains in serious condition with his family at his side.

If you might be interested in learning more, reading the latest update on Ike, and/or donating to his fight, please visit:

Thank you,


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