Monday, January 21, 2013

Aydan's Army

Hey all, I'm coming to you this morning with a request for your support for a sweet little man. Aydan is fighting hard in his third battle with cancer and he needs our help. Here's the plan: we're asking that everyone who reads this send a Lego piece to Aydan to show how all of our thoughts, prayers and support can come together to make something huge for this very special little boy. Below is the information posted by his family on his Facebook page; at the end you'll find a mailing address for the Lego pieces.

Aydan Nyberg is an amazing little boy. His bright smile is contagious. His spirit is inspiring. Above all, his courage through his battles has been incredible. In the words of Aydan, "it's worth it." At the young age of eight, he has been faced with cancer three times. He is a true superhero against cancer.

At the age of three, Aydan fought and won over a rare, childhood cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. He was in remission for three years. At the age of seven, he was diagnosed with a new cancer, AML Leukemia. With intense chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant with his younger sister, Mikaela Rose, he fought his second battle. At the age of eight, Aydan has received the devastating news that his Leukemia has relapsed. He will be entered into a medical trial program for another high-risk bone marrow transplant at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Tennessee.

Even though Aydan is a superhero against cancer, he needs your support more than ever to help him and his family through the next part of his battle...his journey to St. Jude's. They will need to relocate to Tennessee for six months, with additional monthly follow-up visits, as part of this medical trial. The proceeds raised from the efforts of Aydan's Army will help cover medical expenses, not paid for by insurance and uncovered travel expenses, as well as, loss of income and other expenses for Aydan's care.

Aydan's Army is proud to have you as a part of the team. Most of all, Aydan is thankful for your support. Aydan is a resident of Cumberland, RI.

Aydan's Army
PO BOX 542,
North Attleboro, MA 02761

My momma heart aches for this child and his family; I'm asking that you read this; share to your Facebook feed; email the link to your friends and family - near and far; and keep Aydan in your thoughts and prayers. This is a departure from my normal blog fare but I happen to have some of the best readers on the planet and I know your hearts are as big as mine. Probably bigger, because we know mine is a little bit black.    


  1. Aydan is coming home from TN today. He is flying home to be with family and get "comfortable" for his final journey. Please keep the Nyberg family in your thoughts at this difficult time.

  2. Aydan earned his wings on Saturday night around 8 30. Please keep the Nyberg family in your prayers as they cope with such a devestating loss