Honored Kid

Alyse Zabel

Alyse Zabel Kid Photo


Ripon, WI, US


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

November 2007


Living with her Father in Heaven

Treated At

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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My Story

Alyse was diagnosed with AML (acute myoloid leulkemia) in November 2007 at age 11. Alyse recieved aggressive rounds of chemo and then a bone marrow transplant in March 2008. She came home from the hospital in April and was in remission, we had a WONDERFUL year enjoying all that we could together. She relapsed in July 2009, had more chemo and another bone marrow transplant in October 2009. The next year was rougher; she was not able to get her body healthy and had many many struggles from the side effects of the two different aggressive rounds of chemo. She also had to endure full-body and spot radiation. After another year of fighting the challenges of side effects she relapsed again in November 2010. This time she was given the diagnosis of "incurable cancer". Nothing more they could do, her body had fought hard and long, but the cancer was winning. As we walked out of Childrens Hospital of Milwaukee just a few days before the Christmas of 2010 we were told it would probably be her last Christmas with us. Alyse was an amazing young lady who had a huge heart to love. Christmas 2010 was her last Christmas her on earth. It was our last Christmas together. God let us spend time with her for 9 more months, we loved and lived and cherished each other as much as we could, and on August 31, 2011 at age 15, she grabbed the hands of Jesus and went to be with him in heaven. We miss her everyday........... her hugs, her smiles, her laugh, her touch. She taught us many things....... to love more, to forgive always, and to stay faithful. I wish you could have met her, she saw the beauty in all things, she would have inspired you to be better.

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