Honored Kid

Arianna L.

Age 5
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Location

Marlton, NJ, US

Diagnosis

Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)

Date of Diagnosis

December 2015

Status

In treatment

Treated At

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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My Story

October 15, 2014 Arianna Mae was born. She was 7lbs 12oz and 20.5 inches long . A beautiful healthy girl! That didn’t last long as Arianna always seemed to get sick. The excuse always given by the pediatrician was that she’s at day care every day where her mom works. Chronic colds and bronchitis lead to chronic asthma. Through all this she was an incredibly happy, intelligent and sassy baby. Nothing held her back. Which was why her behavior at the end of November 2015 was so alarming. Arianna wouldn’t play. She would rarely smile. She wouldn’t eat. The pediatrician continued to try to brush off her parents’ concerns but they were smart enough to push for more answers. They finally got a blood test and how quickly things went from there. Arianna was diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia- a very rare form of blood cancer. We are just in the beginning of what we know will be a long journey, but cancer doesn’t know who it’s messing with. Arianna doesn’t have a cancer problem, cancer has an Arianna problem. She WILL beat this and she will THRIVE!

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