Honored Kid

Ally R.

Age 9
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Location

Fort Recovery, OH, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

August 2013

Status

In remission

Treated At

The Children's Medical Center - Dayton

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My Story

Ally Bea was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) on August 1, 2013 at the young age of three. ALL is a type of leukemia that affects the white blood cells of the body. Cancerous white cells are formed in the bone marrow and multiply uncontrollably, crowding out healthy cells. ALL is the most common type of childhood cancer and fortunately has a high remission and cure rate due to extensive research and development. Ally underwent chemotherapy immediately upon diagnosis and is now in remission. Her treatment includes chemotherapy through her internal port, by mouth and directly into her spinal fluid through lumbar punctures. The first 8 months of chemotherapy were intense and weekly treatments were given at Dayton Children’s Hospital. She is now in the maintenance phase of treatment and receives multiple oral chemotherapy medications at home and has monthly visits for intravenous and spinal chemotherapy. This maintenance phase of chemotherapy will last another 18 months. Although Ally has received multiple blood transfusions, she has done remarkably well with her treatments. She is a “trooper” to her family and a hero to her older brother Anthony and younger brother AJ. Ally loves to play dress up and has lots of princess attire. She also likes to play with her babies and is quite the “mother hen” to her baby brother. Ally is looking forward to attending preschool this year and can melt any heart with her big, dark brown eyes. She is an inspiration to anyone who meets her and is “taking the sting out of cancer!”

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