In August 2017, at four years old, our daughter Savannah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Savannah has been in treatment for just about a year and a half now. She is such a trooper. She loves wearing funky socks or hats to all her spinal tap procedures. She enjoys showing all the nurses her eccentric socks. She has a tradition before anesthesia: she loves to tell a joke to all the nurses/doctors before she goes under. The team is always ready to hear what cute little joke she has next. Savannah is a sweet, humble, and caring little girl. She loves to cuddle and be held. She just has the warmest heart.
Savannah entered the school setting for the first time this year. She is in 1st grade and is excelling at such a rapid rate. She has combated so many of the common chemotherapy side effects that we prayed would never step foot at our door. Everyday she astounds me with a witty and inquisitive attitude. Something throughout this ordeal has molded her to be such a humble, gentle and caring soul. We have less than a year of treatment before we may have her port removed. We are beyond ready to end chemotherapy but we are making sure we stay the course and continue the fight. Leukemia is just a disease she is fighting, it does not define her.