In May 2012, my daughter, Athena’s hospital crib rolled down the halls of the hospital’s pediatric oncology floor. This would be her home for the next two months. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and needed to receive intense treatment. Needles, chemotherapy, surgeries, and medication became our family’s new normal for more than two years.
Thankfully, there was light at the end of the tunnel. Athena is now six-years-old and living life to the fullest. She loves music and having tea parties with her big brothers. We are so grateful for the medicine and technology that helped save our little girl.
This past year, Athena was featured as a young hero in our partnership with Burlington.