Padraig "Paddy" Hamilton
This is Paddy Hamilton, and he has been fighting cancer since he was only 4 months old.When Paddy came into this world, it was clear that he was special. He had the cute smile, big eyes, and lovable personality of a newborn baby, but it was the shock of thick, bright red hair that made him truly stand out. Paddy's mom Sarah, dad Mark, and big brother Connor were all thrilled when Paddy finally arrived to join their family, and proudly embraced their ginger genes.
While on vacation in Florida, Paddy developed what was thought to be a bad cold. He couldn't sleep, wouldn't eat, so Sarah brought him to intensive care for a blood test. What was expected to be a typical case of pneumonia turned out to be a devastating Leukemia diagnosis. Paddy was only 4 months old.
Since then, Paddy has been getting regular chemo treatments, shuttled between endless doctors appointments, and has spent countless nights, including birthdays and holidays, in the hospital. Throughout the whole ordeal, Paddy has been an absolute champ. He loves to snuggle, play with his big brother, and is rarely seen without a big, bright smile.
Unfortunately, Paddy's journey is far from over. Paddy will need regular, intensive chemo until he turns 3 years old. After that, odds are very high that he will have multiple medical and developmental needs stemming from his chemo treatments. Paddy's current and future medical needs have put a serious amount of financial pressure on his family. With his future health conditions uncertain, financial stability is critical for his family.
Any help you could find in your heart to give would be, in Paddy's opinion, pretty cool