Honored Kid

Mikayla J.

Age 14
Mikayla J. Kid Photo

Location

Reno, NV, US

Diagnosis

Wilms or other kidney tumor

Date of Diagnosis

June 2007

Status

Cancer free

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My Story

Our daughter Mikayla was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor in 2007, at the age of 3. Her life changed from going to preschool and playing with her friends to living in the hospital, traveling to and from Dr. visits, and staying home full time with mom. It was a huge change, the biggest adjustment of all were the "pokes." Its a hard thing to explain to such a small child. Today she is 14, and she is such a smart, caring, and loving girl!   She hopes to be a nurse someday and take care of kids with cancer.   Life for the most part is back to normal.  It’s a lot of education on what you can and cannot do with one kidney but she embraces life head on! 

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