When I was pregnant with my first child, Kayla, I did what every other new mother does, I dreamt about her future. What she would look like, what kind of person she would be? I can tell you with absolute certainty that none of my dreams involved childhood cancer.
Kayla started kindergarten in 2008 when she was 4. She excelled at reading and she loved to go to school everyday. I started noticing in early November that she was more fatigued than usual, she had bags under her eyes, she complained of joint pain and would get a fever every night. We took her the the dr. to see what was wrong. They sent us to a bigger hospital where they “specialized in blood disorders.” I had no idea that they were already thinking leukemia, I just figured she has anemia like me.
This post was written by my best friend Sandra, we’ve been friends since we were kids. She’s a mother of two living in California. This is her life and you can easily see why Childhood Cancer Awareness Month takes a special place in my heart.