Organizer: Marissa P.

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More about Rosie Kubik!!

Rosie is a 21 month old little girl, who is battling Infantile pre B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. On August 4, 2017, while on vacation in Rapid City, SD, Rosie’s parents, Lee and Cassie (Cheever) Kubik took Rosie to urgent care, because they felt something wasn’t right (weeks prior Rosie was running a fever for 2.5 weeks, after trips to doctor and multiple phone calls around the clock, the doctors believed it was due to teething.) At the Rapid City urgent care, Rosie was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia as her white blood cells were close to 250,000. Rosie was sent to the ER where more tests were ran and confirmed Acute Leukemia.

Rosie and her parents were life flighted on a plane from Rapid City to Children’s Hospital in Omaha. Rosie was admitted to the oncology floor, but was soon moved to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) because Rosie was in critical condition and to better monitor her for Tumor Lysis Syndrome. In Omaha, the diagnosis of Infantile Pre B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia was confirmed.

On August 5, Rosie had surgery to put her central line in (this was long and hard surgery) and on August 6 began her intensive chemotherapy induction. After 48 days of being in the hospital, Rosie (and parents) were released from Children's for a few days to go home.

Rosie had her bone marrow biopsy on September 25th and on September 28th, Lee and Cassie received a call from Dr. Abromowitch stating she had the results from the bone marrow biopsy that were sent to Seattle, Washington back . Dr Abromowitch stated that Rosie's MRD from the Bone Marrow biopsy came back as zero. Rosie is in Remission!

Rosie is currently going through her 5th round of chemotherapy and for Rosie's future she will be treated for 2-3 years.

On May 21st, Rosie was able to get her central line removed and a port put in its place. All of Rosie's treatments (inpatient and outpatient) are in Omaha at Children's Hospital. A lot of time driving back and forth, and weeks spent in Omaha. Rosie's mom has taken a LOA from her job, to care for Rosie.

Rosie is an amazing little girl and such a warrior. Even thought her beautiful red hair has fallen out, she still is a fiery redhead fighter. Rosie has experienced so many trials and tribulations. Rosie has had countless surgeries and lumbar punctures with anesthesia, pokes, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, dressing changes, cap changes, nightly flushes for central line, iv’s, Chemotherapy, Hospital admissions, months away from home, trips to ER, fevers, nausea, tears, set backs, and the list goes on. Through all of Rosie’s journey, she has remained strong, almost always smiling, showing love, and working on catching up treatment related setbacks! Rosie has gone through so much, but continues to shine bright and teach us everyday.

Northwestern Mutual is so proud to have the chance to honor a local child and help show her and other children currently battling cancer this communities support.

For registration or questions please text or call Phil Sorensen at 712-253-0475

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