September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today as CURE Childhood Cancer honors Callie. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Callie’s fundraising page.
On September 5th, 2011, our precious Callie was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia subtype M7. At just 2 years old, Callie had to face the reality that 69% of her bone marrow was cancerous. She immediately began treatment and endured 6 months of inpatient chemotherapy at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston. Callie’s chemo was successful and she achieved remission just 6 weeks after her 1st chemotherapy dose & has remained in remission ever since.
Today you would never know that Callie is in remission from this awful disease. Leukemia has not kept her down; she is full of life and has not missed a beat. Since being released from Children’s, she has entered 1st grade, takes Jazz at the N Ga Dance Studio, tumbles at the Auburn Jayhawks Gym, is a competitive cheerleader with the Hebron Hornets and plays Basketball at the Mill Creek Athletic Association!
Over the past few years there have been numerous efforts to raise money and awareness for CURE Childhood Cancer in Callie’s name. There was a Concert for Callie that raised $1,750. There was a tricycle race at Callie’s school in her honor and the release of “Sometimes You Gotta Fight,” a song inspired by Callie with all proceeds going to CURE Childhood Cancer. She most recently was a part of the Home Run Derby event at the Gwinnett Braves Stadium and raised over $825 for CURE Childhood Cancer. She also recently won a ribbon for her PTA drawing “The world would be a better place if kids did not get cancer….” She initiated a toy drive at her pre-k school as part of a mission that her cheerleading organization started, where they ended up delivering 15 huge barrels to the orphans in Haiti.