MARLEIGH

Meet 8 year-old Marleigh from Baldwyn, Mississippi. Marleigh's mom Tanekka shares her story:

"In the summer of 2015 Marleigh began experiencing some aches and pains that she had never had before. We were taking her back and forth to the pediatrician and the local ER for several months with no answer as to what was going on with her.

In December, Marleigh was awakened by severe pain in her legs and back. We took her to the emergency room where they ran several tests. The ER doctor contacted Leboner Children's Hospital, and was told to run a specific set of tests before sending us to Memphis. Those tests revealed her Leukemia markers were off, so we were sent to St Jude immediately. We arrived on December 7, and had an official diagnosis on December 8.

The Hopecam program was very instrumental in allowing Marleigh to maintain a consistent presence in her classroom. This helped Marleigh stay connected and feel like a normal child. We thank God for the Hopecam program. "