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Tests, Tests, and More Tests!

DAY 1 - August 3rd

Everett's first day at Duke was certainly busy! There were labs, an echocardiogram, an electrocardiogram, X-rays, a pulmonary function test, and two neurological assessments. Everett was a total champ and he's already charming the staff with his squeals of delight and gap-toothed grin!

DAY 2 - August 4th

Duke University, Here Comes Everett!

Here we go! Everett, Tom, and Haylee have traveled from their home in Maryland to Duke University in North Carolina for a grueling 2 weeks of testing.

Brave little Everett will endure a wide array of tests, including EKGs and X-rays, neurocognitive evaluation, and nerve conduction testing to determine he's a candidate for a bone marrow (stem cell) transplant.

If he is eligible and if insurance approves, Tom and Haylee will take turns living with Everett in North Carolina during the transplant procedure and recovery, which is expected to take approximately 8 months.

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