Honored Kid

Hadlee C.

Age 4
Hadlee C. Kid Photo

Location

Grand Junction, CO, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

April 2016

Status

In treatment

Treated At

Children's Hospital Colorado

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My Story

On April 12th I noticed some purple dots under hadlees skin on her legs. It was something I had never seen before so I decided to send a picture to a doctor who was in our bible study. She asked if she was running a fever. I checked and sure enough she was. She told me I needed to get to docs on call that night. Once I got there they drew her blood and asked if I had someone who could come and be with me and that they were sending a pediatric doctor in to come and talk to me. They then notified me that Hadlees lab work looked like she had leukemia but that they couldn't confirm it here in junction that we would need to go to children's hospital in Aurora ASAP. We came home kissed our older kids, who we had never left before, and headed to CH. once we arrived her blood levels were so low she received 3 transfusions that night. With in 24 hours we had a confirmed diagnosis of pre-B ALL, many labs, cultures, bone biopsy, lumbar puncture, a port placed in her chest and her first round of chemo. Our whole entire work was turned upside down. When we were in junction we were told be would be there maybe 3-4 days. We were then informed at Childrens that Hadlee was in a very critical state of treatment and that we would not be able to leave for the first 28 days. Fast forward to now, we are now 59 days in and just started phase 3 (interim maintenance). She has had 6 lumbar punctures, 2 bone marrow biopsies, steroids, 4 different kinds of chemo and countless amount of blood draws. We will continue treatment for 2 1/2 years. She is an amazing little girl who had many people praying and fighting right along side of her. She will have an amazing testimony when she is older. We thank God everyday for the strength and healing he has already provided. 

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