Honored Kid

Krista D. Romero

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Location

Ventura, CA, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

November 2003

Status

Angel

Treated At

City of Hope Cottage Children's Hospital

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My Story

This is the story of my beautiful young eighteen year old daughter Krista DeNa Romero. She was a good girl in our estimation, not very tall, of fair complexion with long brown beautiful hair. A nice girl, and a little shy, she was intelligent, bright and original. Gifted and talented in a variety of ways such as sports, music, lettering and word puzzles. At times you would hear her laugh out loud while watching her favorite TV shows. She radiated a certain degree of poise, dignity, and calm composure all her life, all of which we admired. She was self-willed and stubborn at times but mostly was quiet pleasant and good natured. In March 2, 2004 she was diagnosed with leukemia. We were quite surprised because she had always been so healthy all of her life. She was active in sports ever since she was a little girl. While in High School she played volleyball and basketball. Watching her play were some of the highlights of my life. As she approached her high school graduation she relapsed, the leukemia came back, and we were informed she needed a bone marrow transplant. On January the 9th 2007, she received a bone marrow transplant at the City Of Hope. The doctors were pleased with her progress until her counts began to drop. They tested her marrow and it was discovered that the leukemia had returned once again. They informed us that the leukemia was very resistant. Krista never gave up, she was determined to keep fighting. She did so with great courage and grace. I think because she was Christian she knew she could not lose. On June the 9th 2007, she received the ultimate healing as she ascended into our Lords loving arms. She was complete, whole and healed to perfection. He took her home to a better place. Although we miss her and at times the emptiness and grief seem unbearable we look forward to seeing her one day in Gods Kingdom.

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