Amara is a down-to-earth and mellow three-year-old who loves to sit in the grass and look at flowers. She also loves real sharks and dinosaurs! Amara enjoys being outside and coloring pictures of Spiderman.
In mid-August of 2022, Amara had a severe ear infection along with a severe respiratory infection. After being on antibiotics with no improvement her breathing became increasingly labored. Her parents took her to Randalls Children’s Hospital.
Doctors ran several blood tests that showed her counts were considerably low, indicating she might have cancer. The next day doctors confirmed Amara had B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Within a matter of days, she had endured bone marrow biopsies, lumbar punctures, blood transfusions, and platelets.
Amara has started her first phase of treatment with chemotherapy and antibiotics. Her journey has just begun.
Any side effects from the chemo will unfold as she fights this fight. She will continue to be brave as doctors carefully decide along the way what is best.
Amara is strong and loves to watch the original Care Bears and play with stuffed animals. Doctors will monitor her progress carefully. Right now, she needs everyone’s love and support.
Amara will be adopted as a Sparrow to Deep Creek Damascus K-8 School. Students will work hard to raise money for Amara through sponsored community service.