Baby with cancer waits for bone marrow transplant, mom encourage

Akron, OH (WEWS) — Kairo Goode-Ransome is only 13 months old, but the beautiful boy already has a contagious laugh and a smile that melts hearts. However, the baby from Fairlawn is also battling an autoimmune disease and acute myeloid leukemia. He needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.

His mother, Alaina Goode, said Kairo became sick with a cough and fever that didn’t seem to go away. Then, doctors at Akron Children’s Hospital diagnosed him with cancer.

“You never want to believe that your child has cancer,” she said. “I try to tell my friends, ‘Just imagine if it was your child.'”

Goode said more than 50 percent of the cells in Kairo’s body were cancerous when chemotherapy treatments started. That has since reduced to nine percent. Even if that number reached zero, a transplant would be…

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