Jessie’s wish to help every kid fighting cancer to Never Ever Give Up means that we do all we can to CARE for kids fighting cancer. Part of this is to share stories of Courageous Kids around the world. Today, we are sharing about Courageous Cheyenne!
On March 26, 2016, at the age of 14 Cheyenne was diagnosed with high risk b-cell A.L.L Leukemia. Her family of 7 found out about 30 days after the start of her treatment that Cheyenne was chemo resistant and she had to have car T-cell treatment as well as a bone marrow transplant. Her family was told if she did not have any of these treatments that she would not make it to Christmas that year – and that was NOT an option.
Cheyenne is one of five kids, she has three younger siblings and one older sibling who love her so so much! Her mom Gina says, Cancer has taken a toll on Cheyenne emotionally and physically. Cheyenne even had to spend her 15th birthday in the hospital. Cheyenne is a very outgoing girl and has been very courageous and brave through her journey with cancer.
Cheyenne has been through a lot in her 14 years. Gina says, “At the age of 2, Cheyenne was diagnosed with epilepsy and then a couple years later diagnosed with ADHD and then to find out when she’s 14 that she had cancer me as her mom I was crushed me she has been so brave and courageous through this entire thing.” She says, “With her being diagnosed with cancer her dad and I had to make some choices. Some of them were easy and some were hard.”
At one point during her treatment, Cheyenne was placed in the ICU and the doctors told her mom that she would not live. Gina says, ” I knew the deep down inside that she was going to make it.”
On October 7th, Cheyenne had the bone marrow transplant and is doing well as of now. Her mom says “She still has a long road but in the end I know she will kick cancers butt!”
CHEYENNE, you are strong and beautiful. We NEGU for you sweet girl!
If you would like to help Cheyenne and her family’s journey, please visit her GoFundMe page HERE.
Cheyenne recently got to attend her first JROTC ball and she looked so beautiful!