Walk and Play L.A. 2019

Isaiah 71 Strong

The Ellender/Lord family formed the Isaiah 71 Strong team with the 2019 Walk and Play event for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to raise money for research into aplastic anaemia.

In February 2018 Isaiah went from playing ice hockey for three hours one night to hospital admission the next. He had no immune system and was very unwell. After about six days in hospital he was diagnosed with the very rare, life threatening disorder severe aplastic anaemia (SAA). SAA is a bone marrow failure disorder which means that your body stops producing enough red cells, white cells and platelets. Isaiah was 10 years old and his life changed immediately - no more ice hockey, no more school, no crowded places, no more than one friend over at a time, no swimming, no skateboarding or snowboarding, no travel. All the things he loved ... stopped. 


Isaiah has been positive throughout this journey and an inspiration to many. 


Please help raise vital funds so that CHLA’s haematology department can continue their research into aplastic anaemia and allied bone marrow failure diseases and in doing so improve treatments and treatment outcomes for Isaiah and children like him.


Below are a few ways you can help:

  • Join our Isaiah 71 Strong team and create your own fundraising page

  • Donate to a team member (listed at the right) and help us reach our fundraising goal

  • Register and come walk with us on June 22nd


Thank you!


Jane (on behalf of david, jude & isaiah) 

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