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Inspirational Stories

Savanna

ALL Survivor

Richmond, VA

Savanna, age ten, was diagnosed with high risk Pre B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in May 2014. She was in and out of the hospital for 114 days – close to half of a year! She endured countless chemo treatments, stays in the Pediatric ICU, intensive total body irradiation, spinal taps, blood transfusions and much more.  The doctors decided her best chance to beat her cancer was a full Bone Marrow Transplant. Her match was her brave 12-year-old brother, Asher.  She missed the end of 2nd grade and her entire 3rd grade year of school. 

Savanna is in remission at this point but now fights secondary diagnoses related to her treatment course.  She has been able to return to 4th grade this year, attending half days at school with her peers. Cancer is tough, but Savanna is tougher.  Her smile, kindness and humor show us the sweet girl who would dance and cheer before cancer entered her life.  Savanna loves to sing, she loves animals, and she is motivated to help others.  Her goal is to be able to one day return to gymnastics.

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