Fort Myers, FL

The Young Family

Ever Young

Ever is a 4-year-old female diagnosed with precursor T-Cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on 1/22/2020.  She is being treated and is on a 2.5 year treatment plan with Chemo.  

After going to the pediatrician for a stomach ache, Ever was diagnosed with T-Cell ALL (Leukemia). This is a faster growing cancer. Cure rates are comparable with High Risk ALL, about 80%. The doctor did mention that if the T-Cell reoccurs after remission, he hasn’t seen any cures then, but odds are in her favor. They will start chemo on January 22nd. She has 2.5 years ahead of her for Chemo and is in the clinic several days a week.  She also has extensive hospital stays associated with the Chemo side effects. 

July 29, 2020

Ever is currently in the hospital battling terrible mouth sores as a result of the Chemo. She has them in her mouth and her throat through her GI Tract.  

June 26, 2020

Ever still continues to get her treatments every 10 days. She still has 2 years ahead of her. Her hair loss has occurred. She still smiles and has a positive attitude through all of it! 

February 25, 2020

Update on Ever: We met with Dr. MacArthur (Ever’s oncologist) today to determine next course of treatment. The results came back from Baltimore and they were better than anyone could have expected.  He said she is better than remission! She has no detectable Leukemia Cells!  Remission is at 5% detection, she is at .01% detection.  Now she has a schedule for treatments for the next 2.5 years, based on those results.  She will get her Chemo Port put in on Thursday.  This will require surgery.  Some of her treatments will require hospital stays as well.  She is responding so well to the treatment, it is incredible!  In a few weeks, once the port is healed, she will be able to return to gymnastics, swimming, and daily activities!   She was even in the video on the local news this morning!!!  ❤️❤️❤️