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My 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

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May 7th - 3 FULL days of school already this week!  Our trip last week to NIH in Maryland did so much for Erin.  Her spirits have been lifted in a way that is almost ... Read more

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Oh we're so hopeful that this next step in Erin's healing will be dealt with in as painless and fastest way possible. As ALWAYS you remain in our thoughts and prayers for ... Read more

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Thinking of Erin, you, Kevin & your beautiful girls everyday. Positive vibes are constantly being sent out from dis hizzay. We're rootin' for ya like MAD. Nothing will ... Read more

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April 10th - Yesterday went fairly well.  Kevin and I had Erin downtown at RB&C for her surgery bright and early.  She was brave and easy for the doctors and nurses ... Read more

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Dear Jenny,You and your family are always in our prayers.Praying for just one more small hill to climb. Read more

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