Honored Kid

Taylor Lashaye Patterson

Taylor Lashaye Patterson Kid Photo


Nebo, KY, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

September 2010



Treated At

Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Healthcare

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My Story

Taylor loved to read, to be in school, to be with her friends and the love of softball went deep in her heart. Summer league of 2010 we noticed she wasn't able to run from base to base while playing softball. Her pediatrician signed her up for P.T. thinking she had pulled a muscle...that wasn't the case. In September of 2010, we received the dreaded news. The news no parent wants to hear-your child has cancer. She was diagnosed on September 21, 2010 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She received treatment then until April of 2012 when she relapsed in her spinal fluid. Her doctors decided the best form of treatment was to go into a bone marrow transplant. In June 2012 she received her 3 year old sister bone marrow-who was a 100% match! She did good for about 3/4 weeks and things started going from decent to really bad. The beginning of August 2012 we ended up in the ICU. From there Taylor went from pneumonia, parainfluenza, kidney failure, lung collapse, dialysis to finally septic shock. Her body just could not fight anymore. We told Taylor she could go rest after doctors told us she had a 2% chance of making it from that point. Within hours she was gone. I never thought I would bury a child to cancer, I always heard the stories and thought it won't happen to any of my children. Well....the devil showed me. He took away one of my most precious gifts... Taylor Lashaye Patterson 11/4/99-8/11/2012 forever 12

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