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Becca R.

Age 13
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Frankston, TX, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

April 2012


In treatment

Treated At

Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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My Story

https://www.facebook.com/beautifulbeccaboo Becca (2yrs old at this time) had been running a fever and we couldnt get it to break. She had a swollen belly that had red dots on it. Her lymph-nodes were huge, she had little bruises everywhere. She even had a bruise on her eyebrow that just appeared with no cause. It looked like everywhere we touched her, she bruised. I took her to the emergency room and BEGGED for them to do blood work. They refused. I asked for a urine test. They refused. The Dr. barely touched her. He said he had seen more bruises on kids her age than what she had. He diagnosed her with bronchitis and an ear infection. She never even had a cough, and she never complained of her ears hurting. They sent us home with antibiotics and said to follow up with her pediatrician. Saturday January 7th 2012 Becca wouldnt walk today, well...she couldnt walk. Her leg was hurting her. She also wouldnt eat. She was throwing up anything she ate. All she would do was cry. The only thing we could get her to eat was ice. But the Dr the night before said she was ok, it was just bronchitis and an ear infection. Little did he know her body was at war with itself. Sunday January 8th 2012 Becca woke up with a mouth full of dried blood. It was terrifying to see our little becca boo like this. Turns out, she had cut her gum with a piece of the ice and bled while sleeping. I rushed her back to the emergency room. This time they listened. Tjey drew blood, they took some urine, they actually examined her! Then the results came back. They told me Becca's WBC was very very high. It was 120,000! Normal WBC is 4,500 to 10,000. LEUKEMIA. Our little Becca Boo near fatal. The nurses told me God takes away babies and we dont know why. They were trying to prepare me for the worst. They had contacted Childrens Medical Center in Dallas. They put Becca and I in an ambulance and took us to the airport where we met Childrens with their jet. At Childrens, the doctors explained more of what was going on. They ran more tests. They did a bone marrow biopsy, spinal tap, gave her IV antibiotics. Becca had her port implanted, and they capped all her perfect little teeth. They said this was to prevent infections if she was to get a cavity. They said the cancer was in her liver, spleen, and bones. No wonder our baby had a big swollen belly and was bruising everywhere. No wonder our little one was hurting and wouldnt walk. And we started a plan. A plan of chemo, more tests, and a new life. Our world changed. The following days were tough, emotional, terrifying, and sleepless. We have been blessed with amazing friends who have helped us along the way, strangers who have stepped up, and family who have welcomed these girls into their lives. So from the bottom of my heart, i thank you. I thank you for your prayers. I thank you for your thoughts, your kind words, and the love you show for Becca and Emilie.

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