For the second time in less than a year, Axel Morris is fighting Stage 4 Mature B-Cell Lymphoma. The Milford High School ninth grader is facing several months of aggressive chemotherapy, much stronger treatments than he faced before. He is currently undergoing treatment at A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital and will likely spend Christmas there.
“I have been close friends with Candace for many years and have known Axel all his life,” Sarah Jester, who arranged a GoFundMe to help Axel’s family with medical expenses, said. “His mother’s job is in child mental health, assisting parents with special needs. Because she is in the hospital with Axel, it is very difficult for her to do her job while in a hospital room. This is not about Christmas, but more about the fact that his mom still has bills to pay and there are additional expenses she is facing staying with him at the hospital.”
Axel, whose father is Joe Morris, has a sister, Emme, and his mother is engaged to Tim Turner, whose daughter, Jaelin, is listed in the GoFundMe as Axel’s “sister in love.” His paternal grandfather, Joe Morris, Sr., is very active in Carlisle Fire Company as a first responder. His maternal grandfather, Richard Vican, is a longtime member of the Milford Lions Club. Axel’s family has very strong roots in the Milford Community.
“Axel and his family need funds,” Jester said. “But, even more importantly, they need love, prayer and uplifting support. He was diagnosed with cancer the first time just before Christmas in 2019. He underwent four rounds of chemotherapy and spent months in the hospital. Scans indicated that he was cancer free. However, over the last few weeks, symptoms returned and he returned to A.I. DuPont where the family learned on November 25 that his cancer had returned. His last stay in the hospital was for several months and there is no estimated discharge date at this time.”
Currently, the GoFundMe has raised just under $800 of a $15,000 goal.
“We completely understand that times are hard for a lot of people right now,” Jester said. “We are only asking people to donate what they are willing and able to afford. Above all, we are asking for people to pray and lift this child before God in order to promote his healing.”
Donate to the #AxelStrong fund raiser by clicking here.