Honored Kid

Whitney B.

Age 24
Whitney B. Kid Photo


Dyer, IN, US


Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Date of Diagnosis

November 1999


No evidence of disease

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn

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My Story

Whitney is a very loving, kind little girl who loves giving hugs and sharing the love. She can find a lot of good in things most of us can't. She loves playing dolls and legos and she is very creative. She likes to swim in our pool and play with her sister and friends from school. She had to endure full body radiation and several rounds of chemo. there were days when we didn't think she was going to live to see the end of the day,and as a parent seeing that is the most helpless feeling ever.We couldn't find a matching donor so she got umbilical blood which worked very well. The doctors and their staff at Children s Memorial did an awesome job with treating her and informing us on what was happening. There was no real protocol for her disease as far as treatment goes being so rare, but the treatment she got was incredible. I am most grateful to them for their kindness and caring for what they do, it takes a special person to be able to do what they do. Today she has been in remission now for almost 10 years and we are grateful for each one, having been given only a 3% chance of living. Every day is special. So if you can help even a little bit helps to give someone a chance of Hope and a future. Thank You

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