December 18, 2018
September 16, 2018, Lily completed treatment for her second battle with ALL Leukemia. Since then she has been working to regain
her strength and stamina. She is also having to deal with an immune system that has been wiped out. This week
she will begin taking weekly infusions to get her antibodies up to a safe level. It is possible that she might have
to continue the weekly infusions for life since there is a likelihood that her body won't start producing the antibodies on
She is a senior in high school! She applied to six colleges, and as of
right now, she has been accepted at five of them! The sixth college doesn't send out acceptances until February. She has helped
to raise over TWO MILLION dollars for childhood cancer research, and she will be studying to be a pediatric oncology nurse.
Update: September 26, 2016:
Our hearts are broken to learn that Lily must battle leukemia for a second time. She finished over
two years of chemo on February 21, 2011, and then had five years, seven months and 6 days of good health. During
those years she worked hard at school, and when school started in August 2016, she was in honors courses as a sophomore in
high school. She was a strong player on her school's volleyball team. She worked tirelessly for Lily's Garden and
helped to raise over a million dollars for childhood cancer research. And then, a fever, some back pain - and the leukemia
was back. The chances of relapse were LESS than half of one percent. Yet it happened. She began treatment
for a second time on Monday, September 26, 2016. Please join us in praying as she begins a second and more intense battle
against this monster.
Current Updates will be posted on her Facebook page:
Here's the story of Lily's first battle with leukemia: Lily was diagnosed with
Pre-B ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) on December 1, 2008. Her doctor explained leukemia by telling her that the leukemia
cells were like weeds that crowd out the good flowers in a garden. For over two years, Lily went through a regimen
of daily chemotherapy and other treatments in order to kill all the weeds so that only healthy and beautiful flowers would
grow in "Lily's Garden."