Introducing Michael Burnley Polley
Michael Burnley Polley was born June 26, 2005. He is the third of our four children. On January 23, 2006, when he was just shy of 7 months old, he was diagnosed with Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He battled through 15 months of intense chemotherapy treatments but shortly after entering a maintenance phase he relapsed in his central nervous system. As a result he underwent brain and total body radiation and intense chemotherapy in preparation for the stem cell transplant he received on November 20, 2007. The nurses called him a "transplant rock star" because of his determination and excellent response. However, in May 2008, just three weeks after the birth of his baby brother, he was diagnosed with an isolated testicular relapse. He has been receiving more chemotherapy treatment since that time. Mikey amazes us every day. He is such a forgiving, loving little boy. One of his favorite phrases is "I'd like to snuggle you". We hope to keep snuggling him for years and years to come.
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