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Victor Jarvis was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma


On the evening of December 25th, two-year-old Victor Jarvis's Nana noticed a large mass protruding from his upper abdomen. After seeking the advice of many, I was tempted to wait until morning to contact his pediatrician. But something just didn't sit will with me so I took him to the ER. 

After a very long wait, the doctor came in to examine him and within seconds knew it was his liver. He ordered a CT scan, which confirmed there was a large mass in Victor's liver. Children's Hospital was contacted and they sent an ambulance to pick us up.

On Monday, December 30th, surgeons took V to surgery to collect samples of the tumor. The following day, on the 31st, Victor Alan was officially diagnosed with stage 3 hepatoblastoma. 

Victor began his first round of chemotherapy on Thursday, January 2nd. Each round of chemo will take 3 weeks. After two rounds of chemo (and a week of recovery in between), Victor will be rescanned to see how well the tumor has responded to chemo. If it has shrunk enough, surgeons will attempt to remove the tumor. If it hasn't shrunk enough and/or the surgeons still find it too dangerous to attempt to remove, Victor will be placed on the transplant list.

The boy's mother, Sera Jarvis, teaches fourth grade at Quincy's Baldwin Intermediate School. Baldwin students and Sera's colleagues raised more than $2,200 for the boy's medical expenses by holding pajama day at school on Friday. 

The school is planning to hold other fundraisers in the future. 

Donations are much appreciated and may be sent to:
Victor-y Benefit Account
P.O. Box 3032
Quincy, IL 62301


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