15 Jun '17, 6pm

#ThankfulThursday !! #EmmaStrong Her story is here:

In January 2016, my 9 year-old daughter Emma turned yellow. After seeing her regular doctor, we were sent straight to the hospital. They found that her liver enzymes were extremely elevated and sent us to a second hospital. After extensive blood panels and scans, they still couldn’t determine the cause of Emma’s liver inflammation, and so the process to find her a new liver began. We returned home because of signs that Emma was doing better, but we had to follow a very stringent regimen that included frequent blood tests, scans and doctor visits to monitor her progress. By the middle of February, despite improving test results, I instinctively felt my daughter was not improving. After a brief online search of her symptoms and coming up with blood cancer, I asked the hard question: Was Emma screened for cancer? At the start of March 2016, we met with a pediatric oncologist ...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/patient-chronicles/emma

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