Jordan Robinson

Community spirit triumphs Sooke boy’s cancer

Baby Jordan Robinson has recovered from leukemia following a year-long battle with the disease.

Baby Jordan Robinson has recovered from leukemia following a year-long battle with the disease.

Whether it was a car wash, a garage sale, a bottle drive, or a GoFundMe campaign, Sooke residents pitched in to keep the Robinsons afloat during little Jordan’s long journey.

And grandparents Darc and Mary Anne Robinson say the community’s support has fortunately paid off.

“Jordan passed his bone marrow biopsy, is cancer free and will be home by mid April,” they wrote in an email to the News Mirror.

Over the last 10 months, Jordan underwent chemotherapy aimed at remission, which needed a hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

All this began over a year ago when Jordan was taken to hospital with a high fever. The standard procedure was to medicate and release, but then, just two days later, after his condition hadn’t improved, doctors figured something was up.

Several MRI and CAT scans later, the root of all evil was revealed to be something no parent – or human – should have to hear: acute myeloid leukemia.

Upon the discovery, Jordan, along with his mother, was airlifted to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver last August to undergo treatment.

Having turned two while still in hospital, Jordan is expected to return home soon.

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