Honored Kid

Mya T.

Mya T.  Kid Photo


Joliet, IL, US



Date of Diagnosis

January 2011



Treated At

Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn

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My Story

Mya is a fun loving little girls who enjoys playing with her My Little Ponys and pretending she is a pony herself. She loves watching movies especially any with princesses. Mya is also a huge disney fan. Mya was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma stage IV on January 11, 2011. Leading up to her diagnosis was a painful bumpy road. Mya started having symptoms around Thanksgiving 2010 where she was having pain and loss of appetite. Then as time progressed so did the symptoms, she made several trips to her pediatrician, undergoing several tests trying to determine why she was in this pain and not wanting to eat. This back and forth lasted all through the holidays with no real results. Finally, right after the new year, a last blood test came back different then the rest that prompted her pediatrician to contact an oncologist. This is what then started her road to recovery (as we like to look at it). The oncology team was able to determine within a week the diagnosis and begin treatment. Since then Mya has undergone several chemotherapy treatments and some have been good and others not so good. But through it all Mya has been such a "tough cookie" and an inspiration to all that she encounter. Mya is a true fighter and does not see this bump in the road as anymore than just that. ...After over 6 years of being a warrior princess, Mya lost her battle at the age of 10. Mya fought long and hard without ever giving up until the very end. Mya will forever be a hero to many!

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