Honored Kid

Brooklyn L.

Age 8
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Location

London, KY, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

February 2014

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

Kentucky Children's Hospital

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My Story

Brooklyn was diagnosed with high risk acute lympoblastic leukemia on 02/19/2014. In the days leading up to that day, she wasn't eating much and she was laying around a lot. I thought she had caught a stomach virus. However on the night of Feb. 18th, things took a turn for the worse. She looked very pale and her breathing just wasn't right so we took her to the local ER. The physician thought the first blood test was wrong so they did a second set of labs but they were the same. She was transported two hours away to University of Kentucky Children's where we found out that she had an enlarged spleen and colon from the leukemia and her hemoglobin was very low. She was in the PICU for 3 days and started treatment the very next day. Fast forward to today and she is doing so much better. She is now in Maintenance and her end of treatment day is set for 06/15/2016. She still has a long road ahead but she is flying through treatment and kicking cancer's butt!!

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