Kaedyn Ballew was born a little less than a year ago on September 22, 2009. He weighed in at over 8lbs, and looked to be the picture of newborn health. Kaedyn was walking at nine months and trying his hardest to run a few weeks later. Shortly after this, at the age of ten months, Kaedyn’s mother took him to the pediatrician, as Kaedyn’s cheeks were a little swollen. A few diagnosis’ and a few trips to the emergency room later, Kaedyn was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, which is a cancer of the white blood cells. Kaedyn and his family are looking at a likely stay for months at Shand’s where Kaedyn will be able to receive the care he needs. If you would like to keep up with Kaedyn’s fight against Leukemia, or donate, you can follow his blog at kaedynlove.com

Here’s the thing, you may or may not know me, and you might not know Shelsie or Nic Ballew, who are Kaedyn’s parents, but their family needs help right now. I work with Kaedyn’s mother Shelsie, and she is a wonderful person. Unfortunately, in between switching jobs to be able to spend more time at home, Nic had not obtained health insurance coverage yet. They’re going to have huge medical bills to deal with, along with a lowered income due to lost wages, etc.

I know a ton of people are short on money right now, so I don’t expect everyone to be able to help out. If you are able though, please head over to The Klutch Store and purchase one of the shirts. 100% of the profits that come from these shirts will be donated to the Ballew family. Thank you in advance to anyone who donates or purchases a shirt.

Jonathan DeHate