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Honored Kid Mikayla J. Age 14

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Location
Reno, NV, US
Diagnosis
Wilms or other kidney tumor
Date of Diagnosis
June 2007
Status
Cancer free

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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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