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acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

My name is Annais. I am now five years old, and I will be one year in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) this September 1st.

I first got diagnosed on June 26, 2021. It started off as just not eating and sleeping a lot to having severe bruises on my legs to extreme leg pain. At the time, I was only two years old fighting for my life. I spent the first three months of treatment in the hospital, and after that, almost every month in and out of the hospital at least once. Almost every holiday or around the holidays, we were in the hospital. It was very hard having to take chemo being so young and still trying to be a kid at the same time. It’s almost impossible. I lost my hair so fast, and the first few months of diagnosis I lost my motor skills and was unable to walk, so I had to relearn to walk as well. I was only about 15-20 lbs., so being in treatment really took everything out of me. I have gone through so much more than any adult, and I had chemo that gave me side effects such as leg pain and lack of appetite. To this day, there are still challenges that I  go through because of the effects of chemo, but I am proof that good things can happen.

acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)