COPS FOR KIDS WITH CANCER – Cops for Kids with Cancer is dedicated to improving the quality of lives of children with cancer and their family.
Carlos Gonzalez Escarraman is a 9 year old who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in January 2017.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer. It occurs when a bone marrow cell develops errors in its DNA.
His treatment at the Floating Hospital at Tufts Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology in Boston is very intense requiring frequent hospitalization and clinic visits that will extend over the next 3 years.
Carlos resides at home with his mother, Giraldi Escarraman, father, Carlos M. Gonzalez and two younger siblings; brother, Jesus M. Gonzales, age 3 and sister, Yicauri Gonzales, age 1.
Carlos’ mother has been at the hospital with him as much as possible. She was working part-time and since had to leave her job to care for him. Carlos’ father works in construction but has had to take off several unpaid days to help with the sibling’s caretaking needs. He works when able but the family continues to struggle financially.
The Gonzalez-Escarraman family is very appreciative and grateful for the help and support from Cops for Kids with Cancer.