To date, Ally has had 27 blood transfusions, 26 bags of platelets, 17 lumbar punctures and 2 bone marrow aspirations. She has spent 123 nights in the hospital as well as 79 days in the clinic at the hospital for chemo. She has caught 3 life threatening infections in her blood stream while receiving chemo as well as a bone infection called Osteomyelitis, due to her compromised immune system, causing her to have two surgeries on her hands to keep her from losing her fingers. We have lost count on the amount of times they have drawn blood or had to stick her for numerous reasons. She has battled through losing the ability to walk for over a month during the strongest part of her treatments and her weight was as low as 17 pounds from all the sickness from the chemo. After over 2 years of treatment, she rang the bell to finish her chemo on August 24, 2018. She now weighs 34 pounds and has all of her hair back. She never wants to leave the house without having a bow to match every outfit she owns. She absolutely loves going to school now and being a normal kid. She participates in cheerleading and gymnastics. Though she is not able to hold out like other girls, she doesn’t let it slow her down.
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