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Jaden Lee Cagle, 3, is spending his holidays at the hospital after being diagnosed with cancer. Jaden Lee Cagle, 3, is spending his holidays at the hospital after being diagnosed with cancer.
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Jaden Lee Cagle, 3, is spending his holidays at the hospital after being diagnosed with cancer.

On Sunday, his parents, Kendon and Trina Cagle, brought Jaden to the emergency room near their home in Verden, Oklahoma.

“He had been picking up toys and he would just be leaning over and his back was hurting. He was grabbing at it,” said Trina.

After looking at the first x-ray, doctors thought Jaden may have a fracture or infection in his hip. Their family was then sent to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center to take a closer look.

They drove more than an hour and a half to Oklahoma City on Monday. Doctors at The Children’s Hospital discovered Jaden had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a common childhood bone marrow cancer.

“We’re still taking in quite a bit of information so it’s a lot of medication,” said Trina.

She said he will undergo treatment for the next three years.

Looking back at Jaden’s health, his parents are telling other families that it’s okay to be overprotective. They say if something doesn’t seem right with your child’s health, don’t hesitate to see a doctor.

This Christmas, the family is asking for two simple wishes: blood donations and prayers.

Through medications and discomfort, the little boy somehow keeps a smile on his face. Jaden’s courage is keeping his family strong.  

Blood donations can be made to “Jaden Cagle” at the Oklahoma Blood Institute. There are a few blood drives set up as well:

  • December 11 from 1:00 pm. to 3:00 p.m. at Methodist Church in Hydro
  • December 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Anadarko
  • January 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Fellowship Hall in Thomas
  • March 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Calumet High School

To keep up to date on Jaden’s progress, follow Jaden Lee Cagle’s Leukemia Battle on Facebook.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up for Jaden

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