Honored Kid

Heather McShane

Heather McShane Kid Photo

Location

Fernley, NV, US

Diagnosis

Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

October 2006

Status

Angel

Treated At

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center

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My Story

Heather's initial diagnosis was bronchitis by the family doctor, since she was having a hard time catching her breath. After a chest x-ray, the doctor told us it was cancer. That was in October, ' 06. Heather went through almost every treatment available, including starting bone marrow transplant at Stanford. She always knew it was going to be OK. This was all during her Senior year at Fernley High School. Her graduation was in her hospital room in June, '07. She had waist length beautiful hair for the first several months, decided to take it before the chemo did, had it cut short, then ended up having Dad shave it all off. Heather had a beautiful voice, loved horses, and just like people. We spent many nights together in the hospital...the best times ever...sharing memories and thoughts. During the final days, Heather saw and talked to her angels numerous times. Heather left earth on July 13, 2007... Friday the 13th, but she will always be with us. Until we meet again...God's Love!!

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