Because of Ezra: Bay area couple uses loss to help others


Because of Ezra: Bay area couple uses loss to help others

Posted: Sep 15, 2014 3:03 PM EDT Updated: Oct 13, 2014 4:16 PM EDT

By Stacie Schaible

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – The loss of a child leaves wounds so deep they never really heal. Robyn Matthews says “you don’t realize how many people ask you how many children you have until your children die and then it’s everyday somebody asking how many children you have.”She and her husband Kyle had their first child, a son named Ezra, in 2008. And for the first year of his life, everything seemed normal. But then Ezra seemed to lose interest in walking. “We went to the pediatrician four times that month and finally we just took him to the emergency room thinking we need more answers than a cold,” says Matthews.

According to Robyn Matthews “right away they did scans and he was diagnosed with a massive tumor in his abdomen and it turned out to be neuroblastoma.” Cancer of the nervous system. The most common cancer in infants and one with an extremely high mortality rate…

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