Honored Kid

Addilyn S.

Age 7
Addilyn S. Kid Photo


North Haven, CT, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

February 2023


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Treated At

Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

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My Story

Addilyn was a typical 6 year old girl. She loved going to school, playing with her friends, going to birthday parties, and having playdates. Until, February 22, 2023, life changed in every way possible. My fun, smart, sassy little girl was diagnosed with cancer. My heart sank. Prior to her diagnosis, Addie suffered 2 seizures, fevers, and developed swollen lymph nodes on her neck. After a ski trip in VT, a blood test was performed. The following morning, our lives changed forever. It was a whirlwind. She was directly admitted to Yale/Smilow cancer hospital. Many tests were completed including, and Echocardiogram, CT scan, lumbar puncture, and a bone barrow biopsy. Two days later, she had a PICC line placed and started chemotherapy. She was later given a final diagnosis of T cell Acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Without any time to process, our journey had begun. Looking back, there has been many extended hospitalizations for neutropenic fevers, appendicitis, liver toxicity, and hypoglycemia. Additionally, she suffered a broken foot, motor neuropathy and overwhelming anxiety from blood draws, port access, medication swallowing, anesthesia and return to school. Her experiences have lead to more trauma than any child should endure. Although Addie has been through so much over the past year she remains positive and strong. She is grateful for all the wonderful friendships she has made and wants to make a difference in the world. There is nothing more important in this world than our children, they are our future. Please help kids like Addie live their dreams. Please donate for safer treatment options and a cure for all childhood cancers.

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