3501253_1425087138.2329_rAshley and Matthew Vanasse of Claremore are the proud parents of precious twin boys, Jackson and Matthew, who celebrated their first birthday just a few days ago.

Matthew has Down syndrome, and was diagnosed with leukemia two weeks ago. The young family is currently with Matthew at Saint Francis Children’s Hospital as the toddler endures his first two rounds of chemotherapy, which will last six weeks. The cycle will continue for the next several months.

Ashley and Matthew have both lost time at work, and will miss more during the upcoming treatments, as they want to be with their children. A friend has set up a GoFundMe account to help them in this time of need. Any little bit will help!

Let’s see what we can do to help sweet Matthew!