Honored Kid

Katy A.

Age 6
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Location

Honolulu, HI, US

Diagnosis

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

August 2016

Status

In remission

Treated At

Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children

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My Story

I was diagnosed with leukemia in August 2016 when I was 2 years old. Mommy and Daddy were devastated but knew that I was in the best care at Kapiolani Medical Center where the doctors, nurses and staff were extra nice to me and took special care of me. My 4 chemo treatments were very hard since we had to stay at the hospital for a month at a time for each treatment. At the end of January 2017 my cancer was gone and I could go to preschool but in June 2017 my leukemia came back and I needed a bone marrow transplant. We had to do chemo again which meant staying at the hospital for a month for the 2 chemo before the transplant. After about 2 1/2 months I got my transplant from my Daddy who was my best match. I then had to spent 59 days in the hospital in isolation. It was hard and I became sad but Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Grandpa, Papa, and the doctors, nurses and staff at the hospital did everything they could to cheer me up. Now I am in remission and have gone back to preschool. I will start kindergarten later this year! I also got a baby sister who I love very much. I love to dance and sing and play with other kids. I love math and science and hope one day to become a doctor or a princess. Cancer was strong but I am stronger and I know nothing can stop me now! 

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