Condition: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
City, State: Battle Ground, WA
Club: Battle Ground High School Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 3/06/2013
On March 6 2012, my little girl’s life changed. Trinity was diagnosed with Stage 4 T-Cell Leukemia, also known as (ALL) Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. My once energetic, smiling, happy, healthy little girl was faced with less time being a kid and more time fighting a battle with a long road to recovery. This rare and aggressive Cancer only affects 1 in every 50,000 children. Her prognosis is looking good with studies showing a success rate at 75% of affected children going in to remission within two years from the start of treatment.
Trinity has a great treatment plan and it seems to be working well for her right now. Like her cancer, her treatment plan is very aggressive and rough on her little body. She is in the hospital a lot while she receives her chemotherapy, which often makes her ill. However the chemo is doing its job which has positive and negative effects; it is killing off everything in her body, the good and the bad. Often Trinity has low white blood cell counts and needs blood and platelet transfusions, which come from blood donations from the Red Cross. Even with the new blood, she recently has been very sick and has needed to be hospitalized to watch her fever associated with a bacterial infection in her blood. She has little or no immune system which means getting sick is always a concern; that is why she is not able to attend school or do even the normal activities that we take for granted like going to a movie theater or even a restaurant. Due to her extensive medical treatment and the amount of days per week she is hospitalized (in-patient and out-patient chemo treatments), I am unable to work. I spend all of my time attending to her round the clock needs, doctor appointments and the commute from our home in Yacolt, Washington to the Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland which is 73 miles round trip 4 times a week. Sparrow funds raised will help with things such as gas for the trips for treatments, my car payment for reliable transportation and insurance, and any uncovered medical related costs. Trinity’s "road map" to treat and hopefully cure her Leukemia is chemotherapy weekly for at least 2 years. As of today, Trinity is considered “in remission” but the road is still long!
We are grateful, Battle Ground High School, for the support. Words cannot express how thankful we are for your care and efforts to help us.
Heather B. (mom) & Trinity W.
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