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  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

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After recurrent ear infections and trips to the pediatrician, blood work revealed that our 2 and a half year old daughter, Cora, had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  Cora started chemotherapy quickly and is currently in remission.  She will continue to receive chemotherapy for the next two years.  Cora has received more medical procedures in the past six months than most people will in a lifetime.  Cora has leukemia, but it sure doesn't have her!  She is so tough and doesn't let it keep her from doing anything.  We are so proud of our little hero!

Written by Mady Garola, Cora’s Mother

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