Cambria is a 16 year old Junior honor student who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on June 15th, 2016. 6 days into her summer break she began to feel tired and weak and developed a sore throat which they thought was from allergies or maybe strep throat. A few nights later she awoke with so much abdominal pain she had to be taken to the emergency room where her blood work showed a white cell count of 110,000. She will require several rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. The hardest part is that because she is biracial it is harder to find a matching bone marrow donor.
Cambria is a wonderful girl with so many talents and such a bright future. She is quite the musician playing the piano, violin, clarinet, guitar and is hoping to start learning the cello and ukulele . She is active at her High School as a member of the Symphonic Orchestra, Girls Basketball Team, and the Debate Team. She has dreams of becoming a Forensic Psychologist in the FBI and a Lawyer.
Also she is working to start a campaign to encourage people of mixed heritage to become bone marrow donors as they are 10 times harder to find in the search for biracial children in need of bone marrow.
Jody, parent of Cambria