Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Little Anna started the trip to visit her grandmother feeling lethargic, with a mild fever and a headache. She enjoyed her grandmother’s time, but on the long car ride home, her symptoms reappeared.
"A 3-year-old who slept the entire road trip…” said her mom, Angelle.
Something wasn't right. Her pediatrician did labs, and the results were stunning.
"Your entire world can be shattered in the few minutes it takes for a blood test to be run," said Angelle. "I think then, it was pure darkness. I did not see any future."
Anna had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer. ALL is the most common form of childhood cancer, but thanks to the financial contributions of Henry's Foundation, and our commitment to enact research across the nation, its survival rate has increased from 4% to 94% shortly.
"How are we going to afford all of this treatment?” asked Angelle. With spinal taps, lumbar punctures, and the prospect of chemotherapy, bills started to pile up. Henry’s Foundation provided Anna’s parents with financial support, allowing them to take care of little Anna worry free about financial hardships.