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Saylor’s Story


Hi, my name is Saylor Voris.   Two weeks after school started, 2013, my Sophomore year at San Clemente High School, I got some weird swore throat and cold that would not go away for over a week and I started to get real tired.    I also noticed I had this kind of bug bite on my leg that started to look really bad.  I showed my parents and they said, “If you still feel bad in the morning, we'll take you to the Doctor.”   That was Sunday, September 15th.  Well, by morning my leg was so hot and painful, I could barely walk on it.   Dad was already at work, so Mom rushed me right over to Saddleback Hospital here in San Clemente.   They did not like what they saw and said my Blood Pressure was very low.   By the time the ER Doctor got me stabilized, they were getting the Blood results, and they did not look good.   They were not exactly sure what was going on, but they needed me transferred right away to the next closest Hospital with a Hematologist on staff, so off in an ambulance to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo I went.

While there, they ran some more Blood work and found the same results, my White and Red Blood cells were “alarmingly” LOW.   The hematologist did not want to say for without a Bone Marrow Test, but, what they were basically telling my parents was that I have Leukemia.   Leukemia I thought!!!   Isn’t that CANCER?  

Well, one more Critical Care Ambulance transport later to Children’s Hospital of Orange County in the City of Orange, and a “quick” bone marrow aspiration later, and they confirmed it…  I have CANCER.

They told me it is a very, very, rare case of Leukemia.   Only 5% of all Childhood Leukemia cases in the nation are like mine.   Its call Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) with a sub type M-7.

Knowing that I was no longer going to be the Head Cheerleader for the JV squad, I just started crying, and then I asked, “Will I be out of here in time for Winter Formal.”


To avoid feeling mislead, I just want to make it clear, if you click on the image to the right of the purple present that reads "THE PERFECT GIFT" your donation will go to support Caring Bridge and not Saylor.

If you would like to DONATE DIRECTLY TO SAYLOR go to: http://www.gofundme.com/Saylor-Voris 

Some of you have made donations to the Caring Bridge foundation with a "tribute" to Saylor. While these donations are always appreciated by Caring Bridge, Saylor is not the beneficiary.  Again, If you would like to DONATE DIRECTLY TO SAYLOR go to: http://www.gofundme.com/Saylor-Voris 

Please go to Saylor's Soldiers Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/saylors.soldiers to get details on fundraising events and to post pictures for the Saylor's Soldiers Album.

The Voris family wants you to know that they appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. 

Latest Journal Update

Saylor not doing well after lowering Steroids

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Infusion

This is what the doctors at CHOC are going to try next in Saylor’s treatment.  She has been missing a lot of school due to head aches and if you have seen Saylor lately, you may have noticed the change in her skin…  No she hasn’t been in the Sun to long… And her head or arms aren’t flaking from an old sun burn while hanging out at T-street…   In fact she hasn't  “hung out” at the beach with her friends in over a year now; and that really bums her out! 

Her Medical Team at CHOC is “very”concern now about her GVHD not going away after this very long 10 month steroid regimen.   They had made an attempt forthe third time to take her down on the steroids two weeks ago, and it just didn’tgo well for her.

There are a few drugs that are keeping it at bay; however, it is not enough to overpower the cell fight in her body.   

This new infusion treatment will require Saylor to have several Hospital visits a week.   Doctor Nuedorf believes this should help and in 4-5 weeks we can talk again about lowering the steroid doses again.    

I know you all are still out there supporting Saylor and the family; and we thank you for all you have done and continue to do.    Now, once again, I ask you to “Pray for Say”…  Pray with true gratefulness, that this is the last serious treatment that Saylor will have to endure and that Saylor IS strong enough to handle this….! 

With Love, Dad & Mom

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17 Comentarios

Pherby Higgins
By Pherby Higgins, San Clemente, CA
Thank you for the update. My son is a Jr at SCHS and has spoken often of Saylor and her illness over the last year. Keeping you ALL in our prayers.
Beverly Olson
By Beverly Olson, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Still praying...won't quit!
Joyce Zulovich
By Joyce Zulovich
Thanks for the update. You can count on my prayers.
Richard Corder
I Pray for Say Every Day........................
Tammy Ross
By Tammy Ross
Hang in there Saylor. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We know you can beat this thing. Hope you are out and about and having fun again soon. Love, The Ross Family-Brad, Steven, Brian and Tammy
Tania Jernigan
By Jernigan Family
Our love and prayers are with you every day!
Julie and Reb McDaniel
By Reb, Julie, Caili and Cole McDaniel
Prayers for strength continuing! Love you guys!
Kris Dillenbeck
By Kris Dillenbeck
Continued daily thoughts and prayers are with you for strength thru this battle. Stay strong Saylor and trust in God.
Michelle Crecelius
By Michelle Crecelius
Praying for you Saylor!
Dayna Monji
By Steve, Dayna & Alyssa Monji
We are praying for you Saylor and for you to finish your last treatment and be STRONG!!<3<3<3