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Organizer: Claire W.

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Evelyn's Story

Shortly after Valentine’s Day, Evelyn started complaining of chest pains. It’s unusual for her to complain about how she’s feeling and we also noticed she was less active than usual. We took her to her pediatrician, who examined her and ordered further blood tests. On Sunday, February 21, we took Evelyn to the emergency room at Children’s National Hospital in DC. They found she had an elevated heart rate and very low hemoglobin. They admitted her to the hospital.

During her first 18 hours at the hospital, Evelyn received three blood transfusions, which brought down her heart rate. On Tuesday, February 23, she underwent a bone marrow biopsy. The results showed she has acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and she was moved to the cancer ward.

This was devastating news, but even as we absorbed the shock of it and began to contemplate all the near- and long-term implications, we found some grounds for reassurance. The survival rate for ALL (cancer-free five years after initial diagnosis) is around 90 percent for patients in the low (standard) risk category, and initial indicators put Evelyn in that category: age between one and ten years, female, low white cell count, otherwise in good health, etc. We had confidence in the facility and its staff and we knew Evelyn’s upbeat, resilient personality would be an asset. Kevin and Katharine’s employers were understanding and supportive, and kind words and prayers immediately began to flow in from family and friends.

Adrienne Greenwalt joined the team!

Thank you Claire and Team Evelyn. :) The money you raised will fund almost 5 weeks of pediatric cancer research!

- Selina at ALSF

Great-Grandpa Bill and Great-Grandma Helene donated


We are so proud of you, Evelyn, and love you so much.

Sherry Family donated


Evelyn Team donated


On behalf of our captain Evelyn, more people are helped!

Ralph Rosemarie and Maya donated


We’re all here rooting for you sweet Evelyn.

Dave Chandler donated


I dearly love to see that beautiful smile, Young Lady !

The Toteja Family donated


Team Evelyn all the way!

Loraine, Ruthie and Amelia donated


You are an inspiration Evelyn, be strong and be compassionate. Be lovely and sweet. Sending love from Nola