Everleigh is a happy 7-month-old baby girl who loves her two older brothers and older sister.
In January of 2023, Everleigh was emergency airlifted to Portland after not feeling well for several days.
After arriving at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, doctors diagnosed her with a rare and aggressive form of cancer called mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL).
This type of leukemia causes a threat to Everleigh’s kidneys, brain, and spinal fluid, among other organs. Her kidneys have developed a condition called tumor lysis, which occurs when many cancer cells die in a short period of time. The cells then release their content into her blood, causing the cancer to spread.
Everleigh will fight this medical battle for at least the next two years. She has already had chemotherapy, spinal tap treatments, pic lines, bone marrow tests, and many other intense procedures.
Everleigh may need to undergo a bone marrow transplant in the near future.
Although it has been a scary time for this precious baby and her family, they continue to keep hope alive and face each day with determination.
Everleigh will be adopted as a Sparrow to St. Mary’s School. St. Mary’s students will work hard to earn money for Everleigh through sponsored community service.