Honored Kid

Keith P.

Age 8
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Location

Galliano, LA, US

Diagnosis

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

April 2016

Status

In remission

Treated At

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Ochsner Medical Center

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My Story

Our story started in NOLA, April 18, 2016, where Keith was treated and went into remission in 4 short months for AML. Just 3 months later when planning to get his port removed we seen signs that Keith was having problems again. After a biopsy we learned Keith had indeed relapsed. Our Ochsner team then decided it was time to send him to St Jude to get him back to remission and recieve a bone marrow transplant. After a month of treatment Keith was in remission. Again. On March 28, 2017 Keith recieved his new stem cells thanks to donor cells from me, his mom. After 100 days post transplant he had no signs of cancer and he was completely engrafted with these cells. Now his blood is 100% like mine. In July 2017 we were at St Jude for a check up and found out that he developed Graft Vs Host Disease of his liver. This is when his new immune system acts like his liver is a problem and is making the liver have many problems. After much treatment of this we are finally starting to see his liver function almost normal again and we are getting close to his 1 year post transplant. 

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