MORRISTOWN, NJ - Kyle Noonan's family are friends are inviting the public to join them in helping Kyle with his continue battle with Leukemia.
A GiveForward account has been set up to help Kyle and his family with mounting medical expenses. A goal of $25,000 has been set of which $9,105 has been raised.
According to the GiveForward.com page, "Kyle Noonan is easily one of the most likeable, generous, outgoing and brave people his friends and family know. A Philadelphia University graduate, golf and skiing enthusiast and former baseball player, Kyle was only four days into his first post-graduation job in 2009 at the age of 23 when a routine blood test revealed that he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). After months of treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, and eventually a bone marrow transplant, he was clear of his cancer and spent more than two years in remission."
"Then in June 2013, Kyle was diagnosed with a relapse of ALL and was admitted back into MSKCC and underwent another round of chemotherapy, followed by a second bone marrow transplant on October 9th, 2013. Kyle’s team of doctors at MSKCC recommended that he also enroll in a clinical trial which involved genetically modifying and harvesting his body’s own t-cells to fight any leukemia cells that may have remained in his system. With much of the costs associated with this trial not covered by insurance, friends and family established a fundraising campaign to help Kyle and his family. Our fundraising efforts in 2013 far surpassed our original goal, and because of everyone’s generous gifts, Kyle was able to obtain the best health insurance possible, pay for clinical trials not covered by that insurance, and cover out of network/out of pocket medications, insurance deductibles, and rehabilitation treatment (for Kyle’s neuropathy, a side effect from chemotherapy)"
"Doctors were extremely pleased by how Kyle’s body reacted to this experimental treatment. Unfortunately, his one year bone marrow biopsy on October 13, 2014 revealed that Kyle’s ALL had returned and he was readmitted to MSKCC again on November 20th, 2014. Kyle has spent the better part of the last year getting the science credits he needed to apply to Physician Assistant School and was only three weeks short of completing his first semester when this news came through. His plan was to work part-time in the medical field and take classes through the winter and spring to complete his applications."
Kyle’s plans for PA school are on hold temporarily, but his friends and family don’t want worries about medical bills to take his focus off his recovery now – or to prevent him from following his goal once he’s well enough to apply. "
A fund in Kyle's name has been set up to raise as much money as possible to help support him and the Noonan family in his fight against this rare cancer.
To support Kyle, a Morristown High School Alumni, former soccer and baseball player, please click HERE