At 2-years-old, Aldon Blom was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of brain cancer known as DIPG. Before diagnosis, he was an outgoing, energetic and playful child. Aldon was incredibly kind, and he loved everyone he met. He enjoyed educational puzzles, watching sesame street, playing with his cat, Nuts, and drinking chocolate milk.
The first symptoms Aldon’s parents noticed were his eye closing more and a crooked smile. Before long the symptoms progressed into unsteady walking, slurred speech and choking on liquids. After diagnosis, Aldon wasn’t interested in activities he once loved. It wasn’t until he completed his treatment protocol of radiation that he bounced back to semi-normal despite his cancer. Aldon was too young to understand what was wrong with him, but through it all he remained the most loving little boy imaginable. After an 8-month battle, Aldon passed peacefully surrounded by his family on April 19, 2020 at the age of 3.
Although it is too late for Aldon, the Blom family believes there can be hope for other children through the funding of cancer research.
"The Cure Starts Now is helping to fill a huge void in funding for pediatric cancer research. They also are great advocates for the warriors and a wonderful resource for parents. So any donation amount goes a long way to helping find a cure." - Josh Blom
Thank you for choosing to donate to The Cure Starts Now Foundation. 100% of this donation, after credit card processing fees, goes directly towards research to find the homerun cure for cancer starting with pediatric brain cancer research.
If you would like to make a donation by mail please send a check to: The Cure Starts Now Foundation; 10280 Chester Road; Cincinnati, OH 45215 and put the child's name in the memo.
The family receives notification of all donations made to this tribute fund automatically.