Two Years Cancer Free: A Celebratory Letter from Sister to Sister

by Rebecca Bernot, St. Baldrick's Foundation
May 6, 2014

One week ago, 14-year-old Georgia and her family celebrated a very special day: the two-year anniversary of Georgia finishing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of cancer in kids. Her 10-year-old sister, Ivy, presented her with a letter to celebrate her feat.

The beginning of leukemia meant the end of what I thought was normal. Normal life, normal family, normal school. I didn't realize at the time, but the beginning of leukemia also changed not something, but someone else. Now she's strong and as brave as can be. Smart as a whip and a top student. Patient and knowing, kind and true. When she stumbles she gets up and keeps going. My life has been changed, but so have you. You are my sister. You have been strong. I love you, sissy.

And this was Georgia’s response.

Georgia and Ivy hugging

Read more about Georgia and Ivy’s special bond from their mom, Courtney, who will be shaving her head for the fourth time in July with the 46 Mommas.

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