Kylah, 4 | Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Kylah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on April 5, 2018, at just 3 years old. Kylah had been having fevers and complaining of hip & back pain off & on for about 2 months. Her desire to do anything just diminished. She didn’t eat, drink, play or go to school; she was just sleeping all day. She just wasn’t herself. She would be completely fine for 5
days and then the feeling would return and she would be out for 4 days. Between March & April, we took 2 trips to the ER where her urine was checked each time and we were sent home without certain answers. The 3rd time we took her in to the ER I demanded that her blood be drawn because I just knew there was something very wrong with her. After her blood was drawn we were told to choose a children’s hospital and go there right away. The next day we were greeted by a Dr. & a social worker informing us that Kylah had all the markers for Leukemia. Our entire world was flipped upside down. We were transferred to the oncology floor of the hospital and things just started happening so quickly. We’ll never forget Kylah’s first nurse, Emily, who continually
eminded us that ALL is treatable and curable. We held onto those words as well as our faith in God to get us through. We learned to lean on our family and close friends for support. We received an abundance of prayer from all over the world. We received he best news on May 8, 2018- – Kylah is in remission!!!!! That day was very special to us because it was also her dad’s birthday. She is definitely a daddy’s girl. Kylah’s treatment will be 2 1/2 years, it’s going to be a long road but Kylah is Strong. She has more good days than bad and that in itself is a blessing. We are immensely thankful for all of the staff at Cardon Children’s Medical Center, they are truly amazing. They always make us feel like family. We have also been overwhelmed with support from all of the different pediatric cancer foundations throughout the valley. It’s great to know that we are not alone. Although Kylah doesn’t exactly know what is going on she still wakes up every morning with a smile on her face and a fight in her heart! She is our HERO!! ❤️ Kylah loves to dance ballet! She also loves all of the Disney princesses. She is such a girly girl.