23 Jun '15, 4pm

"I’m so thankful for our daughter Serena being so brave." #AwarenessWeek

"I’m so thankful for our daughter Serena being so brave." #AwarenessWeek

Our daughter, Serena, was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia in August 2013. She is 7 years old and in second grade. She is still undergoing treatment and has been the strongest person I know. Her situation began in January 2013 when she had the flu and was out of school for about a week. Two weeks later, she showed signs of jaundice that continued for three or four months. The doctors didn’t know what was going on so we saw a specialist. They said the jaundice could be from liver failure or liver cancer, but there was never any firm diagnosis. Eventually it cleared up. We were a happy family thinking she was now well again. Serena was again playing t-ball and dancing in Native American pow wows and keeping up with other children. She was doing really well. Then in June she started getting bruises on her legs. I dismissed it as a normal result of being a child, but then...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/patient-chronicles/serena-sky-sangster

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