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Blood Cancer

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common type of blood cancer found in children. It starts in the bone marrow and causes the body to produce an overabundance of unhealthy white blood cells. The two most common types of leukemia are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), which kids tend to get, and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), which occurs more frequently in adults. Another type of childhood blood cancer is lymphoma, which affects the immune system and lymphocytes. The two types of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. With lymphoma, the infected cells do not properly protect the body and they push out the healthy cells.

Brianna

Brianna

Brianna was in her first semester of college when she began experiencing leg pain. A trip to the ER and an ultrasound revealed no answers. The pain worsened and her leg became tender and warm to the touch, so Brianna was again taken to the doctor. A 20 cm blood clot...

Peyton

Peyton

Peyton was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) on May 13, 2019, a few months shy of her 15th birthday. While the overall prognosis is good, she will have to take medication to fight CML every day for the rest of her life. Peyton’s outlook on life changed...

Caroline

Caroline

Caroline beat Acute Myeloid Leukemia when she was just a toddler. Now a teenager, she loves dancing, hiking, and swimming. In fact, she is a gold medal Special Olympics swimmer! Caroline dreams of becoming a fashion designer and enjoys serving as an ambassador for...

Anya

Anya

Anya is beating blood cancer! She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia a few months shy of her fourth birthday. She endured many complications during treatment, including a 3-week hospitalization after chemotherapy damaged her liver. Despite this, Anya’s...

Elijah

Elijah

In November 2019, two-year-old Elijah was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He will complete treatment in January 2022. Elijah is a strong little boy who, despite all his body is enduring, always keeps a smile on his face! Every child who has been...

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn and her sister had a fun day playing outside and helping their dad wash the car, complete with splashing water and running around. However, later that evening, Autumn started complaining that something hurt. Her parents gave her some medicine and put her to...

Hattie

Hattie

Hattie was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in April 2018 at nine months old. The disease was detected after Hattie developed nodules in her skin. She endured four rounds of chemotherapy, total body irradiation and a bone marrow transplant. She also spent some...

King

King

At just two-and-a-half years old, King was diagnosed in June of 2016 with a rare combination of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and G6PD, an enzyme deficiency that is incurable and complicates chemotherapy treatment. Now five, King is working through a...

Amelia

Amelia

Amelia, aka Milli, was diagnosed with Pre-B-Cell, Ph + Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on March 29, 2019, at the age of seven. Her first year of treatment was long and hard, with multiple hospital stays for intense chemotherapy. The closest pediatric oncology unit is two...

Jaliyah

Jaliyah

Jaliyah was a normal seven-year-old before her life was turned upside down with a cancer diagnosis. Her mother received the devastating news that Jaliyah had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on May 30, 2019. Jaliyah is now almost one year into a 2.5 year treatment plan...

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