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.
Mimi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)on September 19th, 2014 after cancer cells were found in a routine blood draw done at the ER when we brought her in for stomach pain. We arrived to the ER that morning fearing she might have appendicitis. We were admitted to the inpatient oncology unit that night after hearing some of the most frightening words a parent can hear: "your child has leukemia". Just the day before she had been running, jumping, laughing and playing at school. It was so hard to digest the news. The next week was spent living at the hospital. Mimi started treatments, she fought off a small infection, and more precise tests and diagnostics were completed to get a better picture of her leukemia. Mimi is being treated for ALL Pre B Cell type. So far her diagnostics put her at standard risk and prognostics look good, but it is a long fight. At the end of the month we hope and pray to see that Mimi is responding to the treatment and that the are essentially no cancer cells in her bone marrow. After that treatment continues for another 2.5 years. It is truly the fight of Mimi's life and the biggest challenge we have faced. Support from friends and family has been incredible and we can't thank you enough for all you have done and are doing for Mimi and our family.
Pediatric cancer research is very underfunded and lags behind adult cancer research. All pediatric cancers combined receive only 4% of US federal funding for research. While great gains have been made in the last two decades, there is still much to discover. Treatments and medications for children are strong, toxic and can have difficult near and long term side effects. Some pediatric cancers have high survival rates while others do not. We want every child to have a fighting chance and to survive. ALL has a good treatment outcome and high survival rates but the treatment is long and hard on the child. And until there is a 100% survival rate, there is work to be done. We feel so thankful that the research thus far has allowed ALL to have good outcomes and we want doctors and scientists to continue making advances in the field so treatments are more effective, less toxic, and so that more children can celebrate more birthdays year after year. Please join Mighty Mimi on her battle ahead and consider supporting pediatric cancer. You can donate in recognition of Mimi Eynon via the green Donate button at the top of the page. Donations will go to The St Baldrick's Foundation which exists to change the realities of pediatric cancer by working closely with leading pediatric oncologists to determine the most promising research to fund and create funding priorities to make the greatest impact for children with cancer. Please check out the St Baldrick's Foundation website to learn more.
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