A young family, members of the extended community family of teachers in the Woodland School District, is going through what most people cannot even imagine. They are battling the aggressive leukemia that is threatening the life of their little boy Micah.
"We know we will not have him much longer," said Micah's dad, James Silasiri, a seventh-grade teacher at Woodland Middle School. "He was diagnosed at 6 months, has had five rounds of chemotherapy over five months, only to find out the cancer had come back."
Micah's mother, Jennifer Silasiri, is a fifth-grade teacher at Woodland Intermediate School.
"Woodland has done a great job of supporting us through this time. We appreciate everything that everyone is doing," he said.
Members of the public also can help. Two events to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are being held locally in Micah's honor:
What, Where and When--
- Fill the Drums Marching Band Exposition
Warren Township High School Stadium – O’Plaine Campus
500 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee
7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14
- Light the Night Walk for a Cure
The Glen – Glenview, Ill.
http://pages.lightthenight.org/il/NShore11/MicahJames 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25
To learn more about the family's journey, visit http://silasiri.com/.