“Keep going, no matter how tough it gets. Take it day to day. Be blessed for each day we wake up today as a family and try to find one thing to smile about and be thankful for. Giving up is not an option. Kicking cancers butt is what we will do” is what NEGU means to 3-year-old Taylor and her family.
Diagnosed with ALL leukemia in January of 2018, Taylor had been sick with cold like symptoms for about a week. She had a high fever over 103 and her mom took her to the doctor three separate times. On the third visit, the pediatrician ordered some lab work.
Her mom says, “Mommy got the call January 22, 2017 at 9:30pm , the call no parent wants “get your child to Children’s Hospital Immediately“ Taylor was rushed to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She has ben surrounded by an amazing team of doctors, nurses and family. She spent the first two nights in the Intensive Care Unit. Taylor has undergone several blood transfusions, bone marrow biopsy and has had several lumbar punctures with more procedures to come. It’s been an overwhelming and emotional phase of this new journey!”
Taylor is a fierce fighter, the hardest part for her has been being separated from her best friend/twin sis during the hospital stay and blood draws and of course not being able to play Addi each day.
When Taylor got her JoyJar in the mail, her mom says it was “complete and utter excitement!! Everything that was taken out of the box and jar came with a HUGE smile!!! It was the highlight of the day!!!!” She said, the Jessie Rees Foundation has been “Connecting us to other families and their journeys. Making us feel like we are not alone. Bringing us excitement.”
WE NEGU FOR YOU TAYLOR!
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