Sienna Rose, Leukemia Survivor
It has been 3 ½ years since our lives drastically changed when our daughter, Sienna Rose became ill feeling tired all the time and drenching her bed due to night sweats. Sienna Rose was diagnosed with Leukemia in November 2015 at 2 ½ years old and thankfully has been in remission since February 2016.
This year marked the 3rd year anniversary for Sienna Rose reaching REMISSION. After 2 1/2 years of intense chemotherapy treatments, 2 surgeries, bone marrow aspirations every 3 months, blood and platelet transfusions, hospital admissions for anaphylactic reactions to chemotherapy and blood transfusions, as well as PICU admission for fever of 105 and neutropenia, February 28, 2018 was her last chemotherapy treatment and March 2019 was her last bone marrow aspiration. Sienna still continues to be monitored with bloodwork every 3 months at Sloan Memorial but fingersticks do not fear her. She has been through more than any child should ever have to face at such a young age and has done it mostly with courageous smile on her face. Even through some of the toughest chemotherapy infusions, she never stopped playing, singing, dancing and being happy. She amazed me daily and still does, her strength and amazing smile got me through the most difficult days.
She has two amazing older brothers who have been by her side always. Derek is 9 and Christian is 11 years old. They were so upset when they heard the news but are so incredibly happy that she is doing so well now. They are always worried about her and very protective of her.