Honored Kid

Sophie H.

Age 12
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Location

West Columbia, SC, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

October 2011

Status

In remission

Treated At

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

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My Story

Sophie is about to turn 5 years old. She is a very spunky, very funny, and strong as nails. Her diagnosis started with what looked like a cold. After cold medication was unsuccessful, which in the end saved her life; blood test were done. In a matter of a couple of hours the effects of the disease were taking place, and the results of the blood test as well in determining what was making Sophie feel badly. Sophie was 3 1/2 when she was diagnosed. Her family were all affected by the information; Sophie said to her Mom at learning the news, "Mommy quit crying". The effects of treatment have as well affected the rest of the family; brothers, Nick, David, and sister, Sydney, (ranging from 12 -8) have had to for long periods of time limit their contact with outside influences due to bringing additional germs into the home. They would go to school and come home, going no where else. Shopping, which was done by Dad at the time, was as well limited for the protection of Sophie during that 30 day stint. All the family has embraced and overcome all obstacles of this disease with love and laughter. The brothers continue to pick on Sophie and Sophie picks on them! Sophie continues to swim, skateboard, draw and monkey around! Sophie just loves life! Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

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