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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.

Emma

Emma

In November 2012, Emma began experiencing odd symptoms like physically hearing her blood rush through her body. She was out of breath just walking from one room to another, and she had a headache every day. As a high school student, she attributed these symptoms to...

Meg

Meg

Meg was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia just before her eighth birthday. She is a big animal lover and wants to be a zoologist when she grows up. She has a pony named Paddington, a dog named Ginger, and a rooster named Michael in honor of one of her...

Lennon

Lennon

Lennon is a very high energy, happy and loving boy who loves rockets, animals, the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Steelers. On January 25, 2019, after having fevers on and off for a month, he was diagnosed with "very high risk” B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic...

Avery

Avery

It was a normal day in October when something nudged Avery’s mother to take her 11-year-old daughter to the doctor. Avery had been experiencing weakness and pain in her right ankle for a couple of months. The first visit brought relief; the doctor thought it was a...

Zak

Zak

A month prior to Zak's cancer diagnosis, he went to the park with his father and siblings. He was playing on the equipment when he fell off and became unconscious. About a week later, Zak began passing out during situations that wouldn't normally cause someone to do...

Caleb

Caleb

Caleb was your average 17-year-old who loved sports, video games, and spending time with friends and family. He had recently made the high school football team when, a few weeks into his senior year, he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He had to leave school...

Dalton

Dalton

In October 2014, Dalton’s mother noticed a few bumps on his neck while cutting his hair. Dalton had recently fought a long cold so his mother thought the bumps could be swollen lymph nodes associated with that. When the bumps had not gone away by the following month,...

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...

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