Carlee was born on August 13, 2005. She lives in Watervliet, NY with her Mom Sara, Dad Kevin and Sister Amanda.
Carlee was diagnosed on October 22, 2005 with Infantile Osteopetrosis- a rare, life threatening bone disease.
Carlee and her family plan to travel to Boston Children's Hospital on Monday, December 5, 2005 for treatment. Carlee will go through 4 days of Chemotherapy, then a day of rest and then another 4 days of chemotherapy. The bone morrow transplant will then be done. Their stay in Boston will be anywhere from 3 months to 1 year. The family plans to stay at the Ronald McDonald House.
Our children's foundation met with Carlee and her family on November 20, 2005. Carlee is absolutely beautiful and this family definitely needs our support, said Suzanne MacDaniel, 1st Vice President of Albany County Correctional Facility for Children's Benefit, Inc.
We plan to support Carlee and her family during their extended stay in Boston.
We pray that this young family will come home with a healthy baby girl.