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acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivor
location: california
in remission since: currently in remission

brave since birth

Kimie Metcalf has been challenged ever since birth. She is the surviving identical twin of a preterm pregnancy. She spent 65 days in the neonatal intensive care unit. She battled and survived a hole in her heart, a grade III brain bleed, multiple eye surgeries and has total body involvement Cerebral Palsy. Kimie was four years old and getting ready to mainstream into kindergarten when she went for a routine blood test. The lab tech noticed her white blood cells didn't look normal.

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last updated on Friday, October 18, 2013