Eighteen-month-old Jordan Robinson is fighting leukemia.

Eighteen-month-old Jordan Robinson is fighting leukemia.

Sooke family in need of help

Young Sooke toddler is fighting leukemia, fundraisers being held

When 18-month-old Jordan Robinson was taken to hospital with a high fever, standard procedure was to medicate and release. Then, just two days later, after his condition hadn’t improved, doctors figured something’s up.

Several MRI’s and cat-scans later, the root of all evil was revealed to be something no parent- or human being- should have to hear: acute myeloid leukemia. Upon the discovery, Jordan, along with his mother were airlifted to the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

On gofundme.com, 39 people raised over $4,000 in just four days for Jordan’s cause, with even more support outpouring from the Sooke community. But with Jordan’s mother, Regan Currie, and his father, Jeffrey Robinson, having to take off work to be by their son’s side, the bills are tallying up.

At this point in time, doctors are trying to do a bone marrow transplant and figure out how much chemo to give him, noted Jordan’s grandmother, Mary Anne Robinson.

To help raise additional funds for the family’s cause, a series of events will be held every week at various locations in Sooke. A car wash was held on Sunday at Sooke Home Hardware.

“We’re hoping to have a good outcome,” said Chrystal Cole, one of the organizers for the events. The following week is a boot camp at the Saseenos Elementary school field at 10 a.m. A planned bottle drive and garage sale are in the works as well.

Anyone interested in supporting Jordan and his family can visit the “Baby Jordan’s fundraiser” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baby-Jordans-fundraiser/1703245019895543?fref=ts

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