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Molly's Kids: Latest update on Carlos Castro from Statesville, longtime one of our #MollysKids


The last update on Carlos Castro, a longtime one of our #MollysKids, came days before a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His 10-year-old sister, Karol, was the donor. This post is the latest for those who have followed his journey...

Immediately after that surgery Carlos’s pain medication made him really sick. His other sister, Jenny, would send lots of updates. (You see Carlos, Karol and Jenny in this picture.)

Great news – Carlos has improved. Jenny said he’s now walking around and eating.

Doctors say the transplant worked. He has new cells growing.

She said he might even be at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte by the end of this week. That’ll get him out of the hospital, but keep him close by to be safe.
In the meantime, Jenny says she’s worried about Karol. Karol was only five when Carlos was diagnosed with leukemia in 2011. When the family was tested to see who would be the best donor – Karol was the best fit and stepped up. It was a tough process. She's now in counseling. Jenny says Karol smiles when doctors say “her cells are growing in Carlos’s body”, but the family wonders what’s actually going through Karol’s young mind. 

Hopefully Karol knows she is a courageous little sister.

A trait she shares with her older brother.

Carlos is fighting cancer with determination... lots of examples, maybe none as good as watching him fight to finish high school despite his treatments and going to his West Iredell High School Warriors graduation this past June.

Previous posts on Carlos >> 

"All of this will pass," Jenny says, "Karol will understand more as she continues to get older. And Carlos will get better and we hope will be home by Christmas. Our family thanks everyone for their thoughts and concern."


**Editor’s note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there – which is why it’s written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.**

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