Honored Kid

Sophie S.

Age 3
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Location

Lake in the Hills, IL, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

May 2019

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital

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My Story

Sophie is the sweetest little thing. She wasn't feeling well and as the day would go on, she would get incredibly tired and just wanted to sleep the second half of the day. My husband insisted that I take her to the Dr. and get a blood test... he thought something was wrong and he was right. It was exactly what she needed. We found out within minutes of the blood test that she had Cancer and that we needed to get her to Loyola ASAP. Our lives turned upside down that day. She has needed several blood transfusions since then. SOOOOO many spinal taps that she would fight through so hard that they had to start sedating her to make them safe. All the terrible chemo that is so hard on her little body and the steroids that put her into a rage... these meds are working for her, however, I will never not be in fear of what toll they will take on her body in the long run. Will she have organ failure later or another type of cancer as a side effect? It is not something a parent should have to worry about. This is why we fight... these little kids and their families deserve better options for their future. People need to talk about this. It is happening to kids and families everywhere and they deserve more than. xoxo Sophie's Mom 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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