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Campbell, Age 6


Campbell had been complaining of stomach pains and was taken into her pediatrician on Halloween, 2012, she was just three years old at the time.  After blood work, doctors confirmed she had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  Campbell went through intense chemotherapy during the 30 day induction phase.  This led to hair loss, neuropathy, mood swings, and appetite loss.  After that she continued nightly and intermittent treatments over the course of 2.5 years.  As of May 1st, 2015 Campbell is in remission and no longer receives chemotherapy.  She is an outgoing and vivacious six year old that will be entering 1st grade this fall.  She loves to dance, sing, read, and play with her 8 year old brother, Adler and their cat, Tiger!

                                                              Gram, Age 6

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Gram was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. It was found in both Gram's bone marrow and his cerebral fluids. However, this came as a complete shock to both of Gram's parents, as he had no signs of being sick other than a few swollen lymph nodes. Two days after the diagnosis, Gram began chemotherapy treatment. He spent his sixth birthday at the hospital, receiving radiation. Currently, he is in remission, still constantly taking medicine and focusing on staying healthy. Gram's diagnosis has been both a burden and a blessing to his family. It has made their faith grow as they are witnessing a miracle first hand and has enabled them to meet so many wonderful people. Gram's favorite subject in school is P.E. and he enjoys playing basketball and watching the St. Louis Cardinals!

Jubi, Age 4

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Last June, when Julia was just three years old, she lost all energy and began experiencing low grade fevers in her sleep. Her family instantly took her to the doctor. At first, doctors thought Julia had a virus, then mono. After the fourth visit, Julia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She is now in remission, but still receives chemotherapy, steroids, radiation and antibiotics. She recently told her mom, "I'm glad I have cancer, Mom... if I didn't, I wouldn't have met all of my wonderful nurses and doctors". Her mom says, "She never complains and is more brave than anyone I have ever known." In the fall Julia will be attending Pre-K 4 and is so excited to play soccer, too. She loves to sing, dance, play, and talk to anyone and everyone.

Lily, Age 6

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Last October, Lily age six, began experiencing coughing fits, sweating and chills. Her parents took her to the hospital and doctors thought it was bronchitis. She was given a 10 day antibiotic treatment, which improved her symptoms. After her round of antibiotics, Lily continued to get sick with a high fever. Lily's parents took her to the hospital and within hours she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Today, Lily is in remission, but continues her chemotherapy once a week. She was not able to finish out kindergarten at school due to her low immune system, but continued her schoolwork at home and will start the first grade in 2015-2016.  She loves the color pink and enjoys watching the movie Frozen.


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