Honored Kid

Bernadette J.

Age 6
Bernadette J. Kid Photo


Atlanta, GA, US


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

September 2016


In remission

Treated At

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

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My Story

Bernadette “Bernie” is the youngest of 4 children. Her parents and teenage siblings describe her as their shared “wow” moment and ambassador of joy. In addition to her siblings and parents, Bernie shares a home with her two best friends – her dogs. Bernie enjoys singing, dancing, books, trips to the zoo and cheering at her siblings’ soccer games and races. She is their number one fan and they are hers. Bernie was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on September 24, 2016 and immediately began treatment. She spent 97 days inpatient during her 5 months of treatment. Her bravery and courage earned her the nickname, Bern of Arc. Bernie rang the end of treatment bell 150 days after her initial diagnosis. 
Three years off treatment and Bernie continues to be in good health. She loves making friends at preschool and attending countless sports and school events to cheer on her teenage siblings. Life as a preschooler is pretty exciting. Our family thanks you for supporting Bernie and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure. Families like ours remain committed to finding cures.

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