Posted: October 29, 2014
8 Years Old at Diagnosis
What started as a suspected strep throat ended up being much more than that for Bree Town and her family. After her mother mentioned bruises, her doctor ordered blood tests. The results were not what the family expected. Bree was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) when she was just 8 years old, and was ordered to check into the hospital immediately.
Treatment was not easy for Bree. She suffered from numerous infections which caused her to be in isolation for 8 months. She was in constant pain, some days it was so bad, her family wasn’t sure she would make it. Luckily, Bree proved stronger than the cancer and successfully completed treatment in November.
Bree was able to return to school in February and is thriving. Though she has to get testing done to monitor any side effects of the treatment, she is glad to be getting back to normal. This summer, she and her family have been spending their time swimming, doing arts and crafts, and enjoying time outside.
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