North County Fire Captain, Chris Mattarollo, and his wife, Tina, and their two sons, Cai (age 5) and his big brother, Kash (age 8), have received some devastating news. Cai (an otherwise healthy boy), was recently admitted to the hospital after complaining of abdominal pain accompanied by an anemic appearance. The following morning and several invasive tests later, their worst fears were confirmed: sweet, happy, full-of-life-and-joy Cai was officially diagnosed with Acute B-Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Thankfully, the type of leukemia Cai has comes with a good prognosis, but the process will be difficult and very lengthy. He will have to endure regular chemotherapy treatments over the next three-and-a-half years, including intermittent hospital stays, with the end goal of getting the cancer into remission. Any funds raised in this campaign, both immediate and ongoing, will be gratefully used for integrative medicine and treatments not covered by insurance to boost Cai's physical, emotional, and mental well-being during chemo as well as supplementing Tina’s income so she can be home with Cai to give him full-time care for his necessary medical treatments and education as he is unable to return to school at this time. Funds will also be used for other out-of-pocket expenses (co-pays, gas and transportation to and from appointments, etc.). The Mattarollo family thanks you for your generous donations, thoughts, prayers, and willingness to share this cause with others in your life. About Cai: He loves Legos, Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, reading, going to Lake Havasu and Legoland, and riding his scooter. He also loves helping his mama cook, playing with his big brother, and visiting the fire station to see his daddy. He loves kindergarten and his teacher, Ms. Lili. Cai has a very sweet disposition and has a talent for making people smile.