Lauren Ash

On August 31st Lauren awoke at 3am with a blood nose that wouldn't stop, she also vomited up blood 3 times. We took her to the emergency room where they had to pack her nose to get the bleeding to stop. I noticed she had bruises and petechiae on her arms and legs and pointed them out to the doctor. They did labwork which revealed at very high white count, very low hemoglobin and platelets. From the Emergency room we were sent by ambulance to Minneapolis Children's. We were given the diagnoses of Leukemia- ALL B cell. We were admitted and scheduled for surgery the next day for portacath placement, spinal tap, bone marrow biopsy and to start chemo.

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