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Kott, Trevor Austin

Trevor Austin Kott was born Oct. 14, 2006, and soared to join the angels in heaven on April 25, 2007, while being held in the arms of his parents Angela and Robert and sisters Kendall and Lauren. Trevor is also survived by his great grandmothers, Attilia Caprile and Maxine Kott; great-grandfather Joseph Henderson; his grandparents, Bruno Fistolera , Becky Fistolera, Ken and Linda Kott, and Pam and Harvey Malcolmson.Trevor was received with joy as the first son and brother of the family. After being discharged to go home, a minor rash on his arms and some blood tests led doctors to a diagnosis of congenital acute myelogenous leukemia. He was given days or weeks to live, and was taken home to enjoy the little time he had with his family. Trevor did not seem content to live such a short life without a fight, so he was re-admitted to the hospital and began chemotherapy treatments to cure his condition. While the initial treatments achieved a remission, the leukemia cells returned in March.Trevors only chance for a cure was to receive a bone marrow transplant. Because Trevor had a very rare tissue type, a donor was not found in the National Marrow Donor Program registry. The spread of Trevors story generated a grassroots effort that added thousands of people, each of whom desired to be the match for Trevor or another with a similar need, to the national bone marrow registry.Unfortunately for Trevor, none of the three additional rounds of chemotherapy administered in March and April was able to force the leukemia into remission, and with that his options for a cure came to an end. A public memorial service will be held for Trevor at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills. A graveside service and reception will follow the service for friends and family.The family is accepting donations to continue the work Trevor started to bring awareness and a cure to childhood leukemia. Mail donations to the Trevor Kott Fund, c/o Umpqua Bank, 4011 Plaza Goldorado Circle, Cameron Park , CA 95682, or call (530) 677-5000 for information.Those desiring to send flowers for the memorial service may have them delivered between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Saturday to Rolling Hills Christian Church, 800 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills.

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