Honored Kid

Sophie

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Location

Albany, NY, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

September 2007

Status

Passed away

Treated At

Albany Medical Center

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My Story

In September of 2007, our daughter Sophia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After further testing it was discovered that she fell into a small category that is referred to as "high risk," and that an immediate bone marrow transplant would be her best chance for a possible cure. After successfully completing transplant in November of 2007 we started the slow climb toward recovery. After 9 months Sophia's disease returned, and it was our hope to once again achieve remission to be eligible for a second transplant.We were unsuccessful, but forever hopeful. In April of 2009, after returning home from immunotherapy at the National Institute of Health, it was determined that Sophia's hope for a cure would not be possible. We had a wonderful 9 months with our daughter traveling to different places, playing with her siblings, enjoying all of her favorite activities( swimming, playing dolls, shopping, attending school when permitted) On January 30th 2010, our daughter lost her courageous battle with Leukemia, at her home, in the loving care of her family. It is our hope that Sophie's journey may some day allow another child a cure, or one more day with his/her family. Sophie's angelic smile will forever warm the hearts of all that knew her...she will remain an inspiration to us all.

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