Myrrah / age 11
When Myrrah was six-years-old, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Her family lived in India at the time, where she received a year of intense treatment. When Myrrah’s blood work showed no signs of cancer, her family celebrated with a vacation to Europe.
Then, during a routine checkup they learned that Myrrah’s cancer had returned and the doctors said there was nothing more they could do. Desperate for hope, Myrrah and her father traveled to New York and met with LLS-funded researcher, Dr. Andrew Kung.
In 2016, after a year of treatment and a bone marrow transplant from her older brother, Myrrah’s lab work showed no sign of cancer. Today, she loves cooking and is thriving in school.