Honored Kid

Josephine Y.

Age 13
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Baltimore, MD, US


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

May 2011



Treated At

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

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My Story

2020!  Josephine continues to flourish! Over 8 years off treatment she is doing amazing! She has visits at Johns Hopkins with her cardiologist and Dr. Kathy once a year to be sure she has no side effects from the harsh adult treatments she endure that summer of 2011. Josephine is in the 4th grade this year, she is the social butterfly of our family. She keeps us busy with activities like Destination Imagination Club, Bucket Drumming Club, Muay Tai and Jui-Jitsu! 
How it all Started: Josephine is the youngest of 3 and has two big brothers. She was diagnosed on Mother's Day May 8, 2011 with AML M5, she had become very ill with fever and infection. After 2 emergency room visits we were told she had a very serious bacterial infection or leukemia. She was transferred to Johns Hopkins and we were told she had leukemia. My sweet little girl endured 4 rounds of chemo, many spinal taps, bone marrow biopsies, 2 blood infections, 21 granulocyte transfusions, and many other blood products. She came through all of these treatments with such perseverance and attitude. She learned to walk in the hospital...making rounds through the nurses’ station. She stole the hearts of the wonderful doctors, nurses and other staff with her infectious smile. We are now thankful everyday for the normal life we have been given. Thank you for your continued support to St.Baldrick's.

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