On August 12, 2006 Isaiah Rafael Rodriguez was diagnosed with AML known as Acute Myelogenous leukemia, a quickly progressing disease in which too many immature blood-forming cells are found in the blood and bone marrow.
He is currently being treated by our area’s best available care at St.Luke’s Regional Medical Center, including a pediatric medical facility with experience in treating childhood leukemias. The intense treatment for Isaiah’s subtype of leukemia requires the skills of board-certified Hematologists-Oncologists, a Pediatric Surgeon, Radiation Oncologists, Pediatric Oncology Nurses, Rehabilitation Specialists, and Pediatric Social Workers. This team of trained professionals ensure that Isaiah receives state-of-the-art treatment, supportive care, and emotional support for the months or years of his treatment. Isaiah’s battle continues as he is currently receiving treatment out-of-state in Seattle, WA, where he has undergone an unrelated donor bone marrow transplant as well as receiving outpatient treatment with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The Rodriguez family appreciates any and all of the support our family & friends can bring at such a critical time as this. Ryan – Feb, 2008