Harvey native, Jadyn, had hurt his elbow. Danyl, his mom, brought him to Bismarck to have it checked. A doctor that was newly hired looked at Jadyn and found that he had injured his elbow, but the pediatrician just couldn’t quite shake the idea that there might be something else going on so blood work was ordered. The suspicion that something else was causing joint pain proved correct and Jadyn was diagnosed with pre-B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September of 2013 and the family was immediately sent to Fargo to begin treatment.
Jadyn endured more than three years of treatment and is in remission. He finished treatment in November of 2016, but there are lingering effects. Chemotherapy created ongoing dental issues and Jadyn was left with a severe case of PTSD that causes anxiety when travelling and fear of needles, hospitals, and doctors.
Today, Jadyn is eight and doing well. He has a passion for hunting and fishing and he recently became a proud big brother to Rhett.