Honored Kid

Becca

Becca Kid Photo

Location

La Grange Park, IL, US

Diagnosis

Biphenotypic Leukemia AML & ALL

Date of Diagnosis

August 2010

Status

Angel

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn Central DuPage Hospital

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My Story

Becca was diagnosis on August 2010 with Biphenotypic Leukemia. She is a high risk individual with 2 forms of Leukemia AML & ALL. Went through 2 rounds of intense Chemo for AML and when that wasn't working Doctor's switched her to AAL protocal. She has had long hospital stays, one for 3 month straight. Also had to go through radiation as well. She is in maintenance that will end January 2013. Also she was just diagnosis with AVN = Avascular Necrosis due to one of the side effects of her maintenance prescription. This is a condition that effects her joints in her hips. She has trouble walking and going up stairs. A Hip replacement is in her future. She has a positive attitude throughout all this medical history. She keeps up her studies very well whether in school or home bound. She loves playing with her Wii, drawing and a Big Elvis Fan. The Doctors and Nurses at Hope Hospital, Oak Lawn really made the difference for her treatment. Plus Becca has received support from family and friends near and far especially from her friends at Forest Road School. On August 1st, 2014 - 4 years from when Becca was originally Diagnosis with Biphenotypic Leukemia we received the news she has relapsed with the same diagnosis. Becca will be making the journey for a second time. This time we went to Central DuPage Hospital. Becca's Dr's moved to this location. This time will be harder because she needs to get down in remission first and go for a stem cell transplant. We are very blessed her little Sister - Julia is a match. Julia has been there for her sister every step of the way and wants her Big Sister to beat this with her help this time. Finally on December 4th, 2014 transplant day at Lurie's Hospital in Chicago!!! Julia did great with her donation of her cells. She was a bit sore but said it was worth it for her Big Sis!!! After a few weeks after transplant we heard the great news Becca accepted her sister's cells. Then Becca started experiencing side effects of transplant with her Liver and Kidneys. She was able to go on a clinical Study for her new diagnosis of VOD for her Liver and for her Kidneys needed to go on dialysis. We are hoping this will help get Becca through all her transplant issues. Dr's say we have to have Patience & Time. On February 11th, 2015 we had to say good bye to this sweet Angel.  She fought all the way to the end.

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