Honored Kid

Gwen Politte

Gwen Politte Kid Photo

Location

St. Louis, MO, US

Diagnosis

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

April 2011

Status

Angel

Treated At

St. Louis Children's Hospital

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My Story

Gwen had a smile that not only lights up the room but that would melt your heart. Despite her diagnosis Gwen showed great courage and loved to spend her time with her parents, grandparents, brother, aunts, uncles and the rest of her family. Gwen has touched more people in the short time she was given on Earth than most of us do in a lifetime. We believe that she is now in Heaven laughing and playing with the angels. There is not a day that goes by that we do not think of her, for she has taught us all to live each day as it was our last.

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