Hanna, 7 | Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Hanna was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) back in April 12, 2016.  Hanna had been getting sick off and on for about 4 months and would never fully recover from whatever virus her Dr. said it was.  She would get a better with antibiotics but a few weeks later be sick again.  The finally did a blood test at the Dr. and told us to take her straight to Cardon Children’s.  The did all the blood tests etc. and after being admitted to the hospital a day later they told us our daughter has CANCER.  Our entire life was turned upside down and will never be the same again.  We were very thankful to learn that ALL is the most curable form of cancer however, it’s one of the longest treatment plans.  We started in April of 2016 and not due to complete chemo and treatment until June of 2018.  Over the course of a year we have learned so much and come so far.  We have some very high high’s and some low low’s.  We have made the most wonderful relationships and even become closer as a family.  We have become very humble and have learned to be very patient.  Funny how life throws you a curveball and you become a better person and stronger because of it.  The nurses, doctors, family services, right down to the cafeteria personnel sat Cardon Children’s have made us feel like family through a very tough journey.  The Cancer Network, Hope Kids, Make a Wish have overwhelmed us with kindness and help.  When you first hear those words your child has cancer you feel so alone and scared.  All these wonderful people have made Hanna’s journey so much easier and happier.  Our 7 year old daughter has become our HERO!  There is no way we could endure the pain and sickness she has.  She does it with a smile on her face and a sprit and personality like no other.  Hanna Renee Lynn Harper will beat this terrible disease and have learned many life lessons along the way.  Hanna will always be “Our Little Warrior”!