Our foundation was born in November 2012 after our thirteen-month-old son Wesson Littau lost his nine-month battle with a high risk form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He was treated at Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD for two months when his cancer was declared unresponsive to standard means of treatment. We were then referred to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN where Wesson underwent two expirmental rounds of chemotherapy treatment, a Natural Killer Cell transplant from his father's stem cells, and two high risk haploidental stem cell transplants from his father, and then myself.
Wesson's terminally agressive cancer was declared to be cured in August of 2012, shortly after his first birthday. However, the combination of several months of toxic chemotherapy -- in addition to two high risk transplants back to back -- landed him in the ICU of St. Jude Children's hospital fighting for his life. Wesson passed away on September 26th, 2012 from mutli-organ failure.
He was cancer free, but the treatment was too much.
It is now our life's mission to make a difference in how pediatric cancer like Wesson's is treated. No parents should have to watch their child suffer to the toxic side effects of radiation, chemotherapy, and transplants.
We won't stop until there is a cure.
"Go Sweet Baby Go" Wesson Littau Foundation, INC.
founded by Logan and Kristi Littau
Kristi Littau - President
517 West 14th Street
Winner, SD 57580