KY’s Story

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KY is our youngest recipient to date.

At 5 years old, she was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia. This really isn’t cancer, but they treated it as leukemia and did a bone marrow transplant. After one of the chemo treatments, she developed a deadly fungus called Aspergillus and was given less than .05 chance for survival. Through a long hard process involving various treatments, some experimental and some not, she was able to complete the transplant and is currently in remission.

She is now 15 years old, but the side effect of the illness and the drugs have left her with the mind of a 5 year old. She loves to play computer games and during her still often long and tedious medical appointments, a laptop helps her to stay calm and entertained.

Her story is sad but her grandparents love her and celebrate her life. She is a survivor.