30 DAYS/30 STORIES® 2023
At the age of three, Kaylee was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Type B on August 26, 2021. It was the worst day of my life. This day changed our lives forever. What we thought was just a fever, ended up being something we never could have imagined. Our beautiful, smart, and sassy little girl had cancer. To hear a doctor say "your child has cancer" is something that instantly shatters your whole world.
The very next day, she got her port placed and immediately started treatment. We were in the hospital for three and a half weeks, until her counts finally went up high enough for her to safely go home. Those were the longest three weeks of our lives. Besides the constant worrying about Kaylee, I also worried about my other daughter at home. Kaylee has an older sister, Mia, who was at home worrying about her sister. She constantly asked to visit us in the hospital, but unfortunately was not allowed to. It was very difficult for all of us.
Since then, Kaylee has had countless ER visits and hospital stays. I honestly lost track of how many times we were there. However, Kaylee is now nearing the end of her treatment, and we are so thankful for all her doctors, nurses, child life specialists, all the staff at clinic, and PCFLV. They are all incredible human beings that now feel like family to us. We will forever be grateful to all of them for everything they've done for our little girl.
Written by Kaylee’s mom, Tiffany
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