Haylees Journey Final Paper

Topics: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Leukemia, Chemotherapy Pages: 3 (720 words) Published: February 18, 2015
Tiffany Reynard Reynard 1 Varrasso
English 112
6 February 2015
Haylee’s Journey with Leukemia and Victory over Cancer
July 11, 2005, is a life-changing event for Haylee and our family. On July 11 my daughter Haylee is diagnosed with Leukemia. This is the beginning of Haylee’s journey with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Haylee’s health condition began to get worse within a short period of time. Her skin color was very pale and she lost ten pounds within a month. She begin to complain of leg pain, and had a difficult time walking. Her activity level consisted of sitting on the couch, and not wanting to play outside. This was not normal for her to behave in this manner. She was an active four year old up until this point. I could not bear to see her suffer much more; therefore, I made a doctors’ appointment. My sister and I took Haylee to a doctor’s appointment on July 11, 2005. Dr.Shelley Gittens ordered blood work to determine what was causing this sudden change in her condition. As a parent, the worst possible scenarios are running through my mind as I was worried about what could be wrong. Later in the afternoon I received a call about the test results. The tests revealed she had Leukemia, a form of cancer. Haylee was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia .What is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia? An aggressive (fast growing) type of Leukemia (blood cancer) in

Reynard 2 which too many lymphoblasts (immature white blood cells) are found in the blood and bone marrow. The signs and symptoms of Leukemia are anemia, paleness, general malaise, and bone pain. A.L.L. is the most common form of cancer in children, A.L.L. alone represents 25 percent of cancer among children....
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