Help Paige and her family
Please help with anything you can. Paige LeJeune was taken to the emergency room with what was thought to be complications from pneumonia. An initial diagnosis of Lymphoma was changed to T-Cell Leukemia. Her treatment will take at least 2 1/2 years, including chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and a lifetime of maintenance after. Please help her family by giving them one less thing to worry about. Anything you can give will help a great deal.
January 2015. This month we reached the ONE-YEAR mark of Paige's leukemia diagnosis. What a difference a year makes. We have watched our daughter fight to breathe, fight to get up off the couch when she was too weak to stand. We have seen a giant mass on her chest shrink to nothingness. This girl has gone through lumbar punctures, chemotherapy treatments, transfusions, and a host of other procedures too numerous to count, yet still she smiles. Still she fights. Still she heals.
We're even attempting a return to school this month! In an attempt to build up her stamina, we're starting with half-days....being healthy enough to be in school for any amount of time is a giant miracle! We can't even begin to describe how thankful we are!!
Thank you, Team Paige supporters! Your kindness and generosity have helped with the many expenses we have encountered along this journey. We appreciate your past, present, and future support as we continue on this road to Paige's healing!!
December 2014. It has been a very long 10 months, but Paige finally hit the maintenance phase of treatment a few weeks ago. Most of her chemo will be in the form of pills she will take at home--but she will still go to clinic for a short chemo infusion every month and a spinal tap every 3 months.
She is currently receiving cranial radiation--she'll get a total of 8 treatments--as a preventive measure to keep disease far away from her brain. Even with everything Paige has been through, it's hard to wrap your head around sending a 14-year-old girl into a room for this treatment.
Just like she has done all along, Paige continues to amaze us with her faith, strength, and courage on this journey. This girl is something else!
My daughter is an inspiration to everyone she encounters along the way. Blood transfusions, sickness from chemo, losing her hair, unplanned hospital stays, and even a fractured leg haven't kept her down. She exhibits strength and maturity well beyond her now 14 years and shares what God has done in her life with anyone who will listen.
God is bigger than any disease, any fear, and any struggles we may face. He continues to work in our lives and is giving Paige an amazing testimony in the process. Everything will come together for good, and He will receive all the glory!