Meet Miss Faye, the sweetest most beautiful little girl! She is such a fighter and stole our hearts with her beautiful smile. Please read her story below and donate to her amazing family at www.psiadoreyou.com.
Three and a half years ago we were expecting our third baby and Faye, then three, often complained of leg pain. Doctors chalked it up to growing pains, but Faye’s pain increased, she often had fevers, and eventually she didn't want to leave bed. The only comfort she could find is if we were rubbing her knees 24/7. Several days after her brother Nixon was born, we took Faye back to the doctor where they did x-rays and blood tests. Hours later we were in an ambulance heading to Texas Children’s Hospital where Faye would stay for the next five months to receive chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rare type of leukemia that is difficult to treat. The doctors told us a bone marrow transplant was an option, but Faye responded so well to chemo that we (doctors included) thought it would be best to proceed without a transplant, despite her little brother Nixon being a match.
Faye spent the month of September in the oncology ward of Texas Children’s Hospital receiving chemotherapy to bring a second remission, which has been achieved. Currently Faye is on the bone marrow floor where she received additional chemo to kill her bone marrow. She has received her transplant using Nixon as a sibling match. Now it is a waiting game to see if her body accepts the cells from Nixon.
Faye is as brave as a little girl can be as she goes through what no little girl should have to and has always prayed for her brother Nixon that "he will be OK when they do the 'bow and arrow'” (Faye’s way of saying bone marrow). We are so grateful to our Heavenly Father and for the heavenly and earthly angels who are helping Faye and our family through this fight.