Ten-year-old Kaley loves unicorns, doing crafts, and getting outside on nature walks. But when she was just six, she was suddenly overwhelmed with body pain and fatigue. Worried, her parents took her to their local hospital, where doctors thought she was fighting an infection. However, Kaley's symptoms kept getting worse, and just before the holidays, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Kaley was immediately rushed to SickKids, where she had a procedure to have a port inserted - a special intravenous line placed inside her body to help her receive chemotherapy and have blood taken. Kaley went through many months of treatment at SickKids, including chemotherapy and radiation. It was a long and difficult journey, with multiple hospital stays due to treatment complications and infections. Throughout it all, Kaley stayed optimistic and courageous, and in April 2022, she celebrated remission and the end of treatment. Today, she's doing well, and enjoying time at home with her parents and three older brothers.
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