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Brooklynn - 4 years old
Diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic leukemia
The little indicators that something was wrong with Brooklynn started slowly. She wasn’t gaining weight. Spots appeared on her legs. Overnight, a freckle appeared on her face, though it was red in color, not brown. Then the spots on her legs got worse. With growing concern, Brooklynn’s mom took her to the pediatrician. Tests revealed that Brooklynn’s hemoglobin was low and that she was anemic. Brooklynn was admitted to the local hospital, where tests soon revealed she suffered from leukemia, but it wasn’t clear what kind. “I was so scared,” said Brooklynn’s mother. “Just the thought of knowing my child had leukemia, but not really knowing the details. There were a million thoughts going through my head.” She worried about her daughter’s future. Brooklynn’s mother asked the doctor where they should go for treatment. “If it were my child,” the doctor said, “I’d go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.” Soon, Brooklynn and her mom were in an ambulance on their way to St. Jude, READ MORE HERE