Jaxon Kaplatzis was a just happy three-year-old boy four months ago, before he was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer.
Jaxon and his family, from Adelaide, first noticed a lump in his groin area in August, which appeared to develop overnight.
A biopsy later revealed the lump was an enlarged lymph node, containing lymphoblasts which are consistent with leukaemia and lymphoma.
Four-year-old Jaxon Kaplatzis, from Adelaide, has Pre B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
Jaxon Kaplatzis (left, with his little brother Loukas) was a just happy three-year-old boy four months ago, before he was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer
The Kaplatzis family (pictured is mum Victoria with Jaxon, right, and Loukas) were told their son has the only case of its kind in Australia
Two weeks later and after several appointments with doctors and specialists, Jaxon, now four, underwent surgery to remove the lump.
The Kaplatzis family were soon told their son had Pre B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma – the only case of its kind in Australia.
Jaxon’s mother, Victoria, told 7 News her son went from playing with his little brother to ending up in hospital.
‘It’s like a nightmare you just couldn’t wake up from,’ she said.
‘It’ll be a really hard road but he’s a little fighter.’
Jaxon has been receiving chemotherapy treatment to try and cure his cancer for several months
The four-year-old now has an implantable port and chemotherapy line inserted in his little body.
Jaxon has been receiving chemotherapy treatment to try and cure his cancer for several months.
However, doctors have now informed the family the little boy may need a stem cell transplant, which will force them to move to Sydney for treatment.
Jaxon (left), a devoted big brother to two-year-old Loukas, has been receiving chemotherapy treatment to try and cure his cancer for several months
Jaxon’s aunty Jessica Machtoub said the family will be in Sydney more than half a year.
‘Jaxon with his mum and dad will have to relocate to Sydney and live between the hospital and Ronald McDonald House for at least five to seven months,’ she said.
A fundraising page has been set up for the family to help cover costs of treatment and travel.