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 7, and continues to go scans every 4 months and will continue follow up until she is 14. Every time we make the trip to Oakland she says "Mommy why can't I just be 14 already?" It breaks my heart to hear it, but I know its necessary.

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