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The Lord needed an angel and decided to call Makayla Anabelle Morris home on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:14 a.m.
Makayla was dignosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Leukemia is a type of blood cancer. It develops in the bone marrow—the soft, spongy center of the long bones that produces blood cells.
If your child has leukemia, her bone marrow makes white blood cells that do not fight infection, as they are supposed to. These abnormal cells are called "blasts" and they reproduce very quickly. When the blasts crowd out the healthy cells in the bone marrow, your child begins to experience symptoms, such as a fever, bone pain and anemia.
ALL accounts for about 20 to 25 percent of all childhood cancer. ALL is the most common type of childhood leukemia, accounting for about 75 to 80 percent of childhood leukemias. Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a long-term process. Chemotherapy and other treatment for the disease may take two years or more to complete.
Today, thanks to developments in treatment and care, most children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia can be cured. For more information visit, www.childrenshospital.org
We thank you in advance for spreading this awareness in your communities as well demonstrating love to Makayla's Well.