Stories of Getting Better from the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital Colorado


Addison: Teenage "MVP" Fights Pediatric Cancer

Just before his third baseball game of the season, 16-year-old Addison Squibbs discovered a lump under his right arm. The family physician of East High School's "most valuable player" immediately referred him to Children's for his fight against Burkitt's lymphoma.

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Laird: A Super Hero Surivives Burkitt's Lymphoma

During a normal evening’s dinner in March 2011, Beth and Bryan noticed a small lump on their son Laird's throat. The lump continued to grow, and after a month of doctor's visits and antibiotics, they went to Children's Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

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Sophie: Cancer Free and Giving Back

Sophie was diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma when she was 4-years-old. Now, as a young adult she has grown up to be an active and healthy young woman who stands as an active volunteer for Children's Colorado.

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Preston: Beats Hodgkins Lymphoma

After seven months of chemotherapy Preston overcame stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma, a blood cancer that had spread from his lymph nodes to his chest, liver and spleen. At the the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Preston and his family were in good hands.

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Ayla: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

Ayla was 3 years old when the experts at Children's Colorado diagnosed her with a rare blood disorder called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Today, she has blossomed into a courageous, patient, mature and empathetic girl who loves school, swimming, dance and playing violin and piano.

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Mia: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Mia, like many 4-year-old girls, likes princesses, Dora the Explorer, and lollipops. As a Leukemia patient, Mia has already been through more medical treatments than most children will ever need to endure. Mia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), the most common form of the disease in kids. Her cancer treatment is intensive; she will undergo chemotherapy until 2013.

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Peyton: Cured of a Brain Tumor

Five-year-old Peyton hadn’t been feeling very well when her mother took her to the doctor complaining of headaches and vomiting. During a neurological exam, Peyton was physically weak and wobbly; her motor skills were obviously being affected by something. The doctor recommended Children’s Hospital Colorado for a CT scan.

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Katie: A Journey of Hope

Doctors told Katie there was nothing that could cure her leukemia – but everything changed when she came to the Experimental Therapeutics Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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Ethan: Cousins Beat Leukemia

In 1987, Kevin Haring was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Now, more than 20 years after Kevin’s diagnosis, more than 50 years since leukemia recorded its first survivor, Kevin’s cousin, Ethan Brown, 5, has acquired ALL. Read the story of how the two beat leukemia.

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India: Back in the Saddle After a Blood Disorder Diagnosis

India was diagnosed with a blood condition called Bernard-Soulier and is now doing great thanks to the experts at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital Colorado.

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Tyler: Gait Lab Patient Trains for Paralympic Ski Team

Tyler was born five-and-a-half weeks early after suffering a stroke in the womb. At four months old he was diagnosed with a Wilm's tumor and underwent chemotherapy and radiation. As Tyler grew into an adolescent he began participating in the Hospital Sports Program at Children's Colorado and today he is training to race for the Paralympic ski team.

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