RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WSAV) — A Richmond Hill mom says her youngest son is in the toughest fight of his life.
“He’s this little ginger-haired, full-of-energy kid, and I just can’t wait to have him back,” Jennifer Handley said.
A difficult road lies ahead for Handley, a single mother of 5 after her 2-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia, pneumonia, and COVID.
“My 2-and-a-half-year-old son wasn’t feeling great, but didn’t have a fever,” Handley said. “Thursday he looked promising, he was up, running around.”
However, Handley said on the morning of Dec. 30 she noticed something off with George. She immediately raced to St. Joseph’s/Chandler’s emergency room. There, they diagnosed him with pneumonia and leukemia.
George was then transported to the children’s hospital at Memorial, where he tested positive for COVID. In order to better treatment, doctors had to put him in a medically induced coma.
Handley said the last couple of days have been extremely hard but she credits the community for giving her the strength to handle the ordeal. Handley told WSAV she believes her son will make a full recovery.
“God provides, he’s with me every day, every day, and I was to the point last year, I was like one more thing is going to break me, one more thing, and this one more thing, and I’m still standing,” Handley said. “And I feel a renewed strength because of the support that we’re receiving from the community and it just helps me so much. I’ve told everybody that they are sticks that are holding me up right now.”
There is a GoFundMe page where you can donate to help this family.
Handley said she believes little George will make a full recover and said she will keep the faith for herself and her family.
“And, I just keep praying for his recovery and praying that he gets back to where he needs to be,” Handley said.