Evelyn is active, outgoing, and loves to dance and do cartwheels. But in grade two, her life took an abrupt turn in a direction that she and her family could not have imagined.
Evelyn developed a fever and sore jaw which both a walk-in clinic and emergency room physician attributed to a virus. A week later, the pain and fever were back and one side of her face was sore and swollen. After more physician visits, a blood test was ordered.
That night, Evelyn’s mother got a call from the lab telling her to take Evelyn immediately to BC Children’s Hospital. Within hours, the family received unfathomable news – Evelyn had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
If not treated quickly, this type of leukemia could be fatal.
Evelyn started chemotherapy the very next day and was treated at BC Children’s Hospital. In the beginning, Evelyn received her ALL treatment every two weeks, for four days at a time. She completed her treatment in the fall of 2021 and is now back at school, seeing her friends, performing again, and full of life.
Her form of cancer is very curable if the patient receives the right care and at the right time. Thanks to BC Children’s Hospital, Evelyn quickly got what she needed and is thriving.
Thank you for providing support through foundations like the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, giving kids like Evelyn the care they need, where and when they need it.
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