Honored Kid

Gracie T.

Age 9
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Location

Williamsburg, VA, US

Diagnosis

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

December 2015

Status

In remission

Treated At

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

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My Story

Gracie was a normal 5 year old just starting Kindergarten when a rather innocent and benign injury on the school playground would not heal. After many trips to the pediatrician's office and the ER with no clear answers, we took her to CHKD where a blood test revealed AML Leukemia. After battling 3 weeks on a ventilator in the PICU while receiving her first round of chemotherapy, she got off the vent and was moved to the Hematology/ Oncology floor where she continued with chemotherapy. During all of this, we realized her vision was gone in one eye and blurry in the other (due to the Leukemia and hemorrhaging from Chemo killing the blast cells). During all the LPs, Bone Marrow Aspirates, lots of red blood cell and platelet transfusions, radiation on her eyes, 3 rounds of chemo and subsequent surgery to save her sight, her attitude has been positive and exemplary. Her strength and resolve to Kick Leukemia's butt in the trashcan is evident. She has one more course of chemo and currently in remission. All the kids with cancer never cease to amaze their parents or loved ones with their resilience. Gracie, Mom and I could not be more proud of you! You are a Leukemia kickin' superhero!!!

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