On December 23, 2014, Anna was admitted to Randall Children's Hospital with abnormal blood counts, following six weeks of cold and flu-like symptoms. Both she and her parents were surprised to find that she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). She had her first surgery and chemotherapy treatment on Christmas Eve, and began a nearly five month hospital stay. On May 21, 2015, she was released from the hospital for good, cancer-free. For more on her hospital stay and her CaringBridge Journal, CLICK HERE
She endured six infections, 40 blood product transfusions, and over 80 doses of chemotherapy. Fortunately, she was diagnosed with a low-risk variation of AML,
and in June, 2020, she will be considered CURED!
To celebrate, Team Anna's Angels is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, specifically the Children's Health Initiative, for pediatric blood cancer patients like Anna.