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Childhood Leukemia

Facing leukemia as a family

Our pediatric experts can tell families a lot about leukemia and the treatments to come. One thing they can't tell them: how they will feel.

That's why we've connected a family recently diagnosed with leukemia with a family who's been there — to answer questions, to shed light and to offer hope — from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. These conversations heal. Watch them on the following pages.

Meet the families

Our new family

Taisley was diagnosed with leukemia when she was on a family vacation last year. Now she and her family are navigating 24 months of cancer treatment. They’re hoping to find some hope and understanding along the way.

Our experienced family

Kaden was diagnosed with leukemia when he was six years old. Now that he’s in remission, his family shares how cancer impacted every member of the family and what they learned during treatment.

The childhood leukemia journey

Leukemia diagnosis

Hearing that their child has cancer is a parent’s worst nightmare. Learn how our families found courage after their leukemia diagnosis.

Watch their conversation

Leukemia treatment

Leukemia treatment doesn’t just affect the child who has cancer – it impacts the entire family. Learn how treatment affected Taisley’s and Kaden’s families, and how they’ve learned to cope with the ups and downs.

Hear our family’s perspectives

Life after leukemia treatment

Even after completing treatment, families often struggle with getting back to “normal life.” Learn what to expect once your child’s treatment is complete.

See what life after treatment is like

"One person doesn’t get cancer; the whole family does. But the whole family gets cured of cancer."
Julie, Kaden’s mom

Additional childhood leukemia resources

Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.