• Amazing news! Austin has officially begun his journey to the transplant scheduled for July 14th. We are all excited and nervous, and want to thank everyone for their great support! #HelpTeamAustin! We are very grateful to everyone who has registered with OneMatch so far, and encourage other eligible Canadians to register and help raise awareness. There are many other patients out there, like Austin, who are waiting on their own OneMatch.

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  • Austin's Story:
    Diagnosed with a Rare Immunodeficiency disease

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Austin's Story

Austin was born on July 26th, 2014, and spent most of the beginning of his life in and out of hospitals without knowing why he was sick. After months of extensive testing and several stays at the Hospital for Sick Children, Austin was diagnosed with a rare immunodeficiency disease called Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), which is a life-threatening and life-limiting disease. CGD increases the body’s susceptibility to infections caused by certain bacteria and fungi. This means people with CGD are unable to fight off common germs and get very sick from infections that would be mild in healthy people. CGD makes it difficult for cells to produce hydrogen peroxide, which the immune system needs to fight off specific types of bacteria and fungi.

Austin has used antibiotics, anti-fungal medication, and steroids in place of his own immune system, but the only available cure is through a bone marrow transplant. His parents and brother were a negative match, and the subsequent extensive global search was also unable to find a match for Austin. Austin needs you to join the registry to help save his life.

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Austin's Journey

At only 2 months old, Austin was hospitalized at Sick Kids hospital for several days due to high fevers and was quickly diagnosed with viral meningitis. Just 2 weeks later, on his Baptism day, he was admitted to the hospital for 10 days due to more high fevers and swollen lymph nodes. Something was very wrong, and in the following months, Austin had several visits to the emergency room, specialists, clinics, and was given antibiotics.

Unfortunately, the antibiotics did not help, and Austin was again hospitalized. A biopsy of his lymph nodes turned up negative and Austin was released once he was stable. Less than a week later, Austin’s fevers were out of control and his body was swollen. An ultrasound and blood work revealed he had a liver infection, which is when immunity specialists were brought in and the testing began. Austin’s family began to look for answers as to why Austin continued to have recurring infections and fevers. Soon after, Austin was diagnosed with a rare immunodeficiency disease called Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD). The only cure is a bone marrow transplant.

Austin spent his 1st birthday in the hospital with intravenous antibiotics and other drugs. He was released for a short time, but was admitted again at the end of August once again with high fevers. Austin is stable at the moment, but that can change at any time. Despite Austin’s struggle and hardships, he is still a happy baby, constantly giggling and always has a smile on his little face. He refuses to let CGD damper his spirits and is a tough fighter against it all.

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