I am walking to honor my son Charlie Capalbo, who lost his 5-year battle with AML on 4/24/22. He was a month shy of his 24th birthday.
He was a fierce fighter against his disease, getting to remission three times, surviving countless and some rare life-threatening complications.
He maxed out every chemo, radiation, immunotherapy available, and had a bone marrow transplant from his younger brother Will in 2019 that bought him some good time.
He overcame lower extremity paralysis from treatment twice, relearning to walk both times while at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Ultimately, his medical team and their peer experts ran out of options for him.
He spent 745 nights in-patient over the five-year period.
Before he died we promised him that we would continue to raise funds for AML research for the rest of our lives, so that someday no child (or adult) has to be told there are no more treatment options.
Your support will go directly to the Charlie Capalbo Memorial Fund and will further pediatric leukemia research in Dr. Scott Armstrong's lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Thank you for your support!