Honored Hero

Honored Hero

IMG_7723.JPG This is Molly. She is a hilarious, spunky, kind-hearted 10 year old.

Three years ago, out of the blue, Molly’s foot started to hurt. Her family took her to the hospital for x-rays because they thought she had broken a bone, like most parents of an active 7 year old would think. After a week of examinations and tests, they heard the words no family ever wants to hear: “Your daughter has cancer.”  The pain in Molly’s bones was caused by Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She immediately began an intense, high-dose chemotherapy treatment that will last two and a half years in total.

At every stage, both Molly and her 12-year-old sister, Kellie, stayed positive, strong IMG_8067.jpgand resilient. Molly finished her treatment on october 19, 2017! Her hair has grown back.  She’s back in school and loving it. She joined a swimming team and loves music, dancing, YouTube videos, and playing with her friends.

Molly, Kellie and their parents James and Kate are grateful for all the kindness they have experienced firsthand. They have had unwavering support from their family and friends. They found support through our community and schools. They have gotten to know people going through the same experiences and worries. They have also received support from complete strangers, small foundations helping with everyday needs, and large organizations like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on a mission to cure cancer. They know we would not be in the same place we are today without every one of them.

"Our family has experienced kindness in a way we never could have imagined.  Thank you for your support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society." - The Keane Family