Eva Marie Strong

Eva Marie was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) on March 7th, 2015. She was only 8 months old. Eva had to begin chemotherapy the very next day. The vibrant, happy little Eva we had on Friday afternoon transformed overnight. Saturday morning she woke up in pain, lethargic and crying, and with a loss of appetite. We took her to the ER and received a diagnosis of Leukemia that same night.

After months of chemotherapy, in August 2015 doctors informed the family that Eva was in remission. She went into the preventative phase of her chemotherapy plan. Johnny and Aurora had discussed many plans for Eva’s future. They wanted to take her to her first Dodgers game, to be the flower girl at their wedding, and discuss which college she was going to attend (because you know it's around the corner LOL). They were excited about the next phase of life after cancer, but those plans were put on hold when Eva’s cancer relapsed in September of 2016.

Eva is currently in her last phase of chemo before her upcoming bone marrow transplant. Doctors are already monitoring her and preparing for the transplant. Prior to the transplant she must also receive radiation therapy.

Eva’s primary care takers are Maria (Grandma) and Aurora and Johnny (aunt and uncle). Maria stopped working in June of 2015 to help take care of Eva and to be with her during the day as Eva requires round the clock care. Both Johnny and Aurora work for two different school districts and at the end of each work day and weekend they take care of Eva. With the bone marrow transplant approaching, Aurora and Johnny will need to take some time off to give Eva the support and care she needs as she recovers from the effects and toll of the transplant.

Everyone who knows Eva—and knows about her—is inspired by her fighting spirit and resiliency. Eva does not let chemo determine her day and she takes control. Despite these last few weeks of getting the chemo that is preparing her for the bone marrow transplant, Eva likes to walk up and down the halls of the hospital. Everyone looks forward to seeing Eva as she is very social and stops to say hello to everyone and anyone!

Your thoughts, prayers, and donations would be much appreciated during this time as Eva will fight her biggest battle yet to eradicate her cancer.

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Aurora Zavala 
Garden Grove, CA
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