Meet 8 year-old Ava of Fairfax, Virginia who endured the ups and downs of chemotherapy and fought her way to remission. Thank you to Jeannie for sharing Ava's story:
"Our daughter Ava was like any normal 2 1/2 year old, an abundance of energy and giggles. On December 9, 2011 she was diagnosed with Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Ava completed over 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy treatment on March 21, 2014, just before her 5th birthday. Today she is doing very well and is in remission.
While Ava was still in treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, she was only 4 and did not have much interaction with children, as she was always in treatment or at the hospital. We wanted her to be able to enjoy some interaction with children and the learning environment before attending Elementary school. We contacted Hopecam through our clinic’s social worker, and they enrolled her in the program.
She tried to attend school but could only go about a few days a month and then would catch a virus or bad bug because of her non ability to fight off infections like a normal child. But THANKS to Hopecam she was able to attend virtually and still interact with her classmates and the teacher and learn! We cannot thank the Hopecam organization enough for helping Ava attend school while going through treatment. Thank you, Hopecam."