Honored Kid

Kayla Weston

Age 21
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Location

Woodland, CA, US

Diagnosis

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

February 2001

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

UC Davis Children's Hospital

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My Story

Kayla was diagnosed with AML at 16 months of age. She began to look very pale and her skin began turning yellow colored and become very ill with flu like symptoms. We took her to the doctor and they sent us home saying she had the flu. After weeks of fighting the doctors that something else was wrong, We took her in and requested blood tests. On June 11th 2001 our worst fear was confirmed. Kayla had AML. Her survival rate was 12%. She underwent chemotherpy and lived in UCD Medical Center for almost a year. Every day was a struggle for Kayla. We lived each day knowing that the next was quit possible that Kayla would not be with us. Kayla was very strong and pulled through everything like a champ. She just turned 8 years old and is a huge sparkle in mommy and daddy's eyes. She has grown into a beautiful young lady! We thank God everyday for the blessing he gave us with Kayla. Only other parents with the same kind of heart wrenching news can understand the pain that your heart goes through.

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