Childhood Cancer

Childhood Leukemia

Chapter 1: Diagnosis

“A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.”

— Lao-tzu

“WE HAVE THE RESULTS of the blood work back. I’m afraid it’s bad news. Your child has leukemia.” For every parent who has heard those words, it is a moment frozen in time. In one shattering instant, life forever changes. Families are forced into a strange new world that feels like an emotional roller coaster ride in the dark. Every member of the family will feel strong emotions. However, with time and the knowledge that most children survive leukemia, hope will grow.