Honored Kid

Leah C.

Age 11
Leah C. Kid Photo


Tracy, CA, US


Severe Chronic Neutropenia

Date of Diagnosis

September 2013


In treatment

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My Story

There is hope for a normal future for this little fighter. A complete bone marrow transplant will correct the genetic condition, and a donor was found and a date set for February 7th, 2014. Post her bone marrow translant, Leah developed a case of GVHD. One year later, there are still many challenges ahead for Leah. Currently, she is going through B cell suppression therapy. B cells are memory cells that help your body fight off infection faster after you've already dealt with a virus. When Leah went through chemo and transplant the ultimate goal was to knock out her system and replace it with the donors. Leah is a fighter, right? Well, so are her B cells. She still has "old B cells" that are putting a fight every time they try to wean the steroids. They will eventually die off but not without a fight. So, back to B cell suppression we go for round 2. Doctor says this is common to have a few rounds of the B cell therapy. We've got our boxing gloves on, we've had PLENTY of training and we're ready for a KO!!!!!

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