Honored Kid

Shreya Rastogi

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Location

Cary, NC, US

Diagnosis

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

January 2005

Status

Passed away

Treated At

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center UNC Children's Hospital

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My Story

Shreya was a smart and beautiful 10 year old girl, who was full of dreams, when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in January 2005. It was a day we can never forget. What followed was a very difficult journey with multiple rounds of Chemotherapy followed by a Cord Blood Transplant. Shreya fought courageously every step of the way until she couldn't hold on any longer. She passed away in February 2006. Shreya loved to read and write. She had read the entire Harry Potter book series many times over. Even when she was in the hospital, reading brought her comfort. She came across a book by Mitch Albom - "The Ten People You meet in Heaven", while she was hospitalized. The book immediately became one of her favorites. She had a great sense of humor. She was the one hurting and suffering and yet she would often find ways to say things that would lift our spirits. Her wisdom was well beyond her years. Shreya lost her battle with AML but we hope for her sake and for the sake of all the other children who are still fighting that a cure for this deadly disease could soon be found.

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