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Khia's Leukemia Fight

$2,215 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 11 months
Created December 15, 2017
In June 2017, cousins & roommates Sara & Jaime made the generous decision to temporarily take in their 10 year old niece Khia, due to some complicated family circumstances.  As the start of the school year approached, it became obvious that Khia would be with them for a longer time, and they enrolled her in school, becoming, for the first time in either of their lives, full time parents.  

Khia settled into her new school and began making friends.  Khia is a smart, inquisitive, curious, spunky and sometimes mischievous kid, who quickly won over her teachers as well. 

Thanksgiving week 2017, McKhia started running a high fever.  Sara & Jaime took her to the doctor, who drew blood and started running tests.  Determining there were some abnormalities in her blood, she was sent to the Sanford Children’s Castle for more tests.  Later that afternoon, November 27, 2017, Khia was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia).  Their quick trip to the doctor instantly became a long term stay, and Sara and Jaime went from being happy single ladies to the guardians of a very sick little girl. 

Three days later, Khia began her first round of chemo treatments.  She will have 4 rounds of 10 days of chemo, then recovery after each round.  After that, more tests will be done to determine how she’s responding to treatment and what further treatment needs to be done.

Sara & Jaime have always been abundantly supportive of their friends and family, and now we want to give back to them.  Their lives have been completely turned upside down.  Their employers have been understanding, but nonetheless, they’ve lost time at work and have added expenses because of this situation.  One or both of them has stayed with Khia since the first night in the hospital.  Even seemingly small costs, like having to buy cloth masks for Khia to wear because the hospital issued ones give her a headache, add up. 

Because of the love and support Sara & Jaime have always shown others, her friends are starting this campaign as a way to offer support to them.  Any gifts to this campaign will be used for expenses directly related to Khia’s treatment and the support she needs. 

Thank you for helping us to support them.
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Thank you for your continued support of Khia!

Khia designed a t-shirt that we have available to show your support as well. T-shirts are $20, and any proceeds go directly to Khia's medical expenses.

Visit http://lattitude-music.com/khiastrong/ for more information and to order!



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Chemo round 2 day 8- Khia had her last day of chemo for this round! She has done very well this round. Now into recovery :)
Today she gotna bloody nose that took a while to stop. So they have her platelets because her #'s were low. After a 2 hour nap and platelets she was ready to go again:)
She had some PT with Dan this am. School work with Barb this afternoon. Then outside to play in the snow foe a while. It was pretty cold out so we weren't out long.
A little homework this evening and some arts and crafts with Jaime Wick. Now off to bed.
Pretty good day :)

One step and one day at a time kicking this cancers butt!

Thank you for the continued support and prayers :)
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Recovery day 30- Khia had another AMAZING day! The Dr walked by me this am and said " so your going HOME today" I thought he was joking! Nope we checked out about 4pm today!
We had a busy day leading up to that. We were told her #'s were up and holding her own on platelettes! We had a bone marrow biopsy. Should have the results tomorrow. Khia picked out her wig today. She looks so beautiful with out hair and is even more beautiful with her new black wig!
We have an appt Friday to run labs and then check back in Monday at 9am to start the next round of chemo.
What an amazing day!

One step and one day at a time kicking this cancers butt!

Thanks for the continued support and prayers:)
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Recovery day 29- Khia had an AMAZING day! She had great news from the Dr that her #'s were up. We had PT with Dan. She went down a flight of stairs but had to be bribed to go back up them. Followed by some balancing and throwing the cow ball at Dan :)
We had an echo done on her heart and everything looks great!
Now to the AMAZING part......
WE GOT AN AFTERNOON PASS AND LEFT THE HOSPITAL!!!! YAY!!
She talked me into letting her leave at 1:00 so we could go home and see the puppies before we went to Pitch Perfect 3. Then back home for more puppy time and visiting with the neighbor Tommy. Along with spraying the front yard with silly string. While she was out she HAD to have Jaime Wick speed up cliff hill and back down it. She says it reminds her of a roller coaster :) Then to Pizza Ranch for dinner (this is what we were bribed with) before having to be back at the hospital by 6:00.
Mask on to play with the puppies and washing our hands and hand sanitizer alot this afternoon was definetly worth the afternoon adventure :)
AMAZING day for sure! :)

One step and one day at a time kicking this cancers butt!

Thank you for the continued support and prayers :)
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