On December 12th, 2014, Lauryn, or as some friends and family call her “Lu”, was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia) which is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Lauryn’s treatments will consist of four cycles of chemotherapy which have to be completed as an inpatient stay at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. During her treatments, her blood counts drop and she is required to remain at the hospital until they recover to a safe level to send her home. When she is home, it is usually only for a 7-10 day period but she enjoys every minute of it!
We are currently half way through Lauryn’s treatment plan. She continues to have a positive attitude and remains strong during this challenge. The chemotherapy is working and Lauryn is having a positive response to treatments.
Lauryn is a sophomore at Pickerington North High School. She is a caring, thoughtful, funny and beautiful sixteen year old young lady. She is active in many school activities which include girls’ varsity golf and girls track. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Our family is very thankful for the support we have received from family, friends, the Pickerington community and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
We are confident that with Lauryn’s amazing strength and everyone’s continued prayers and support, she will make it through this difficult time. Lauryn continues to demonstrate her determination and has been an inspiration for all of us.