Henley was a healthy baby and as she grew, she was a typical toddler, full of energy.
Around her 4th birthday, in February 2022, she got very sick, and her fever wouldn’t go away.
After 8 days, many tests and blood work were done, and her parents got a call at 10:00 pm to take her to the Emergency Room for more tests.
The next morning, March 18th, Henley was sent by ambulance to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. More tests and a biopsy were done.
On March 20th Henley was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Thankfully this form of cancer is extremely treatable.
Henley started her first round of chemo on March 21st. She was in the hospital for 7 days. Her parents took her to Portland for weekly chemo treatments after that.
Since April 2022, Henley has been in medical remission. Her treatments now are done at home to keep leukemia from recurring.
Henley had the side effect of losing her hair, but to her, that was a positive because it meant her baby brother couldn’t pull it anymore. Henley’s dad shaved his hair off to show her that being bald was normal. Henley’s hair is now growing back.
Henley is so smart and inquisitive. She wanted to know everything about her treatment. She would ask the doctors and nurses to tell her every detail. This helped her with chemo.
She is a ray of sunshine, very sweet and tender-hearted. At 4 years old she is very active and loves playing outside. She enjoys Pokeman cards with her big brother, but she also loves all the Disney princesses. Jasmine and Elsa are her favorites.
Henley will be adopted as a Sparrow to Summit High School. Summit High students will work hard to raise money for Henley through sponsored community service.