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Taylor Collard is a sweet 16 year old who was diagnosed with T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia on August 3, 2018. She was a “healthy” girl who just got her drivers license. For a week she didn’t feel right. She was throwing up, mild fever and figured she had some kind of virus. When her color looked off, she was taken to a doctor. Immediately after blood work was done, the doctor sent her to the Pediatric Cancer Unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital. The next day Taylor had her bone marrow tested, and the results concluded she has T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) It is a rare, aggressive form of leukemia but very curable. Taylor had a spinal tap along with a port placement this morning (August 4th) and begins chemo today. The spinal tap concluded the leukemia is not at a high level in the spine or brain, thank goodness!! One day at a time. Tay is scared and shocked but extremely OPTIMISTIC! She has a heart of gold and ready to fight!