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Erin’s Story

Part 1:
On February 27, 2007 Erin had to check in Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  

Part 2:
On February 10, 2011 Erin came to the Irish with her new little sister expecting a clean bill of health for her regular check up. Her cancer returned.

Part 3: After her successful bone marrow transplant using her baby sister's cord blood, Erin's cancer has returned for the third time.

 

Erin was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on February 27, 2007 when she was just a little over 3. She went through 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland. On June 28, 2009 she had what was thought to be her last dose of chemo. 
 
She was clear for 19 months during which time she and her big sister, Annie, became a big sister to little Mary. Mary came as a surprise and we found out there was more to her than just adding to our family.
 
On February 10, 2011 we found out that Erin's cancer returned. Thanks to the advice of Dr. Jeff Auletta we had saved Mary's cord blood. We found out that even though the chances were so slim, Mary was Erin's perfect match for her necessary bone marrow transplant.
 
From February 10th through early June Erin went through intense chemotherapy and total body radiation. On June 7, 2011, she received her sister's cord blood in her bone marrow transplant. She was released to go home on July 30th and had been recovering beautifully until March 2, 2012.
 
Erin had another routine checkup that discovered once again the return of her leukemia. 
 
Now she begins her battle for the third time with her same relentless spirit and faith in success

Latest Journal Update

Annual transplant checkup

July 21, 2015


Erin had a long day downtown today but we had WONDERFUL results! Her blood is perfect and her lung function has improved in a big way since last year!


I don't think that this really is about her lungs improving, but that her skin has become so much better. Now, because her skin is more flexible, her lungs can expand the way they should.


It really was a terrific day! Thank you for those thoughts and prayers. We are certainly blessed!


xoxoxoxo
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gary brualdi
By gary brualdi
God is good great news
Kathy Alexander
By Kathy Alexander
Awesome
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Mary Parrish
By Mary Parrish
Wonderful news!! She looks great!
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