Brooke's Brave Battle

To know Brooke is to love her. She is a funny, sweet, kind, and compassionate 7 year old. This year when she started 2nd grade she started complaining of headaches. Her mom, Jenessa, thought she was having a hard time seeing the board at school and scheduled an eye appointment. The eye Dr. said her vision was perfect. Then she started getting fevers with her headaches. One day Jenessa noticed some bruising on her back, legs, and arms. She had seen bruises on her legs over the summer, but thought it was just from Brooke being an active kid. She felt like something just wasn't right and decided to take her to the Instacare on Sept. 17, 2017. The Dr. there did a strep test which came back negative. Jenessa asked the Dr. about all the bruising and what could be causing it. A complete blood count (CBC) was ordered. The Dr. came in and told Jenessa and her husband, Eddie, that "she wasn't going to lie. She was very concerned about this sweet angel because her numbers are very low." They were going to run the test again and decide if Brooke needed to go to Primary Childrens Hospital. When the 2nd test was complete, the Dr. told Jenessa that a normal platelet count for a child Brooke's age was between 150 and 400. Brooke's number the 1st time was 9 and the 2nd time (about an hour later) was 5. Only 5! That is why she was covered in bruises. They sent her to the hospital where they diagnosed her with Pre B ALL Leukemia. 

Brooke spent a week in the hospital after her diagnosis to begin chemo. The treatment plan will be two and half years. For over 9 months her treatment will be every week. After that time she will still have treatment every month. Jenessa teaches piano lessons from her home, but has been unable to continue at this time. Brooke is very immuno-compromised and they are trying to keep her as healthy as possible. They were told that if she gets a fever she will have to be admitted to the hospital again. 

I would love if we could pull together to help lift their financial burden.

Please, if you could find it in your heart to help this beautiful family I know they would appreciate it more than they could ever express.
 
Whatever amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated beyond measure. 
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Brooke's Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1558810287512434/ 






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Jenessa Koehler 
Organizer
Farmington, UT
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