Zoey's fight against Acute lymphoblastic Leukemia
Zoey Taylor Cunningham was born August 5th, 2013. She is the most brave, sassy, strong little sister any brother could ask for. On July 2nd, 2019 she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL for short. Her white blood count had risen to over 120,000 which has put her in the high risk category for her type of Cancer. Since that horrific day, she was poked and proded, completing her 1st surgery on July 5th where her Port was implanted and her 1st spinal tap and bone marrow sampling was taken. She is going to have to have those procedures every week for the unforeseeable future as she begins her fight against cancer. Her chemotherapy started on July 5th as well. She will have chemotherapy 2x per week for the next 30 days and then at least once per week for the next 2 to 2.5 years. No 5 year old should ever have to go through this especially my little sister. If you have a son or daughter, I hope you never get that dreaded call that a team of doctors is waiting for you at the hospital like my mom and dad did for Zoey and just like that she went from playful and healthy to a fight for her life and my parents are in the hospital day and night. So I am asking for any donation that you might have to help my family out as we have to install antibacterial stations throughout our house, everyone that comes over to visit must wear masks and gloves for the next few years, multiple chemotherapy treatments, weekly surgeries and God knows what else as I don't even know how much these medical Bill's will turn into. My beautiful sister is going to lose her hair and will need scarfs, hats and outfits so she has the outside chance of fitting in at school if/when she goes back to school. I am just at a loss for words so again anything you can do to help will be greatly appreciated and any monies left over my family and I are going to donate to cancer research for Children's Hospital. Please pray for my sister and hopefully a full recovery.+ Read More
Zoey is getting her next round of chemotherapy this afternoon at Children's Hospital. She has been diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or PH+ALL...she starts more treatment next Friday but has otherwise been in good spirits. Keep those prayers, thoughts and stories coming as she really enjoys all the pictures and stories. Don't forget to wear orange on Fridays as we support Zoey! You can join our group, Kickin' It with Zoey on Facebook. Thank you all for the overwhelming support, we truly appreciate it and love you all!