First in the world

When a 13-week-old baby has a stuffy nose and a mild fever, parents don’t usually panic. A simple trip to the doctor’s office, some antibiotics and lots of rest typically takes care of things. Baby Sydney, however, did not have a simple ear infection. Her high white blood count told another story—she had leukemia. Thus this … Read more

Lymphocytic Leukemia

Growing backwards, then up Watching your child grow and move forward through developmental milestones—learning to sit, to crawl, to take the first tottering step—is a joyful process for any parent. How frightening, then, to watch your child suddenly seem to “grow backwards.” That is what Kyle and Jamekka experienced when their two-year-old son Alijah stopped … Read more