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Midlands family fighting cancer collects pajamas for other patients

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A Midlands boy who is fighting two forms of leukemia is giving back in a unique way to others battling cancer.

We first told you about Judah Traylor six months ago during childhood cancer awareness month. He was about to undergo a bone marrow transplant at MUSC while he was receiving treatment at Palmetto Children’s Health Hospital.

His mother, Vanessa Traylor, said the road would get bumpy.

"We were told that we needed to have the talk and that he could die. It was very, obviously, it just shook us up,” she said.

Judah is now turning 3 years old on March 20 and still fighting cancer although his health is improving.

"Judah still gets some IV fluids at night. So we do this once a day” said Traylor.

There was a time that he and his family spent most of their days inside of a hospital wearing pajamas. He's come a long way since then.

"He's a normal rambunctious 2 almost 3-year-old," Traylor said.

He’s now full of energy but not quite in the clear yet. Signs of his battle against 2 forms of leukemia, a rare diagnosis, are still very present.

"Every cancer mom is cautious to say yes we are cured. He has been at 100% donor cells since he had his transplant,” said Traylor.

His health isn't the only thing that's changed. His family has traded something in.

“Majority of those 158 days we were all in pajamas," Traylor said. 

The Traylor’s don't need pajamas anymore. From the looks inside their home, you couldn’t be able to tell. Instead, they've decided to collect them. After all they spent nearly a half a year wearing them.

They are thankful they could find a way to collect 300 new pairs.

"We are so thankful,” Traylor said looking at a pile of new pajamas. "My foyer is covered with pajamas. All different kinds, we have some bigger kid sizes and then we have some little baby sizes because really you have everyone."

They felt the need to do something for the children who are also going through their own battle.

The Traylor family expects to deliver the pajama sets to Palmetto Children’s Hospital and MUSC hospital on March 23. In the meantime, they will keep fighting Judah’s leukemia.

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