Condition: Leukemia
City, State: OR
Club: Franklin High School Sparrow Club Service Hours: 430
Date Adopted: 4/01/2008

Adriana's Story:
(4/1/08) Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia in April 2007, soon before her sixth grade year came to a close. This tough form of cancer forced her to undergo a bone marrow transplant in August. Thankfully, her younger brother Rafael was a match and was able to be the donor. Soon after the transplant, she contracted Graph-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) as well- where her brother's cells were attacking her own. This has created a diabetic like symptoms, as wells as tough skin rash and some other problems that forces Adriana to be at the hospital twice a week for treatment. She also currently takes steroids and has endured through one round of intensive chemotherapy. Adriana's favorite food is Chinese ; she loves scrapbooking, making necklasces; her favorite movie is Ice Age and also enjoys reading Harry Potter.