Honored Kid

Raelynn R.

Age 6
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Location

Palm Bay, FL, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

October 2018

Status

In treatment

Treated At

Nemours Children's Clinic - Orlando

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My Story

A message from Raelynn's Mom. In October of 2018 Raelynn was diagnosed with Pre-B cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Everyone's world stopped and we had two choices to make. We could get caught up in depression and sulk or we could move forward to create a game plan to beat this awful disease. It is so easy to lose yourself in all of the emotions, so for Raelynn, everyone stayed strong. She felt the positive energy and ran with it. Raelynn at age  five, didn't realize the severity of the disease. Four weeks later we were able to get her body in remission. We have been in remission since November 2018. We continue treatment for 2.5 years. We plan to ring the ell 2021! Being 5, such a diagnosis changes her lifestyle. She had to be quarantined for a long time. She missed a major part of kindergarten and now is behind in school. The first 6-7 months she couldn't be outside She was  prisoner in our house. Thankfully her and her brother are close. They lean on each other and love each other so much. Raelynn is a spit fire of sass. With anything in life, she isn't going down without putting up a fight. Needles poking her, anesthesia and more testing, she does it all like a champ. She's a true inspiration. The is a family disease that effects the whole family and together we will push through this next year. Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick's Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

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