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On July 9,2019 we received devastating news that our 6 year old little girl had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Starting the end of June we noticed McKenna was not acting herself. She was extremely pale, not eating and very lethargic. We both thought that she was just severely anemic. We made an appointment at our Pediatrician’s office, where he almost immediately sent us to RWJUH New Brunswick. Upon arriving they started McKenna on fluids, did blood work as well as a few other tests. The attending physician came in when she received the results and told us “worst case scenario” she has Leukemia. We thought there’s no way, up until June she was a very healthy, energetic 6 year old. They admitted us for further testing and once they brought us upstairs, the Hematologist/Oncologist asked to speak with us and that is when we knew- our worst nightmare was about to come true. Since being diagnosed McKenna has had a procedure to have a port placed in her chest and several rounds of chemo. She has been handling this “new life” very well. She is responding to the chemo with very little to no side effects. Although things are okay right now, she still has a long road ahead of her.