Kadence, a little girl from the DFW area, with leukemia has benefited from two programs through HFC Friends. Kadence and her family were recipients of Holiday Heroes and they attended the Valentine’s Dinner.
The following is a little snippet of Kadence’s battle against cancer.
“She was diagnosed with ALL in September of 2008. I was laid off from work that same month leaving us scared and worried about bills and medical treatments. We were in the hospital for 9 days until we were allowed to leave. This was her first hospitalization in her whole life it was very hard for all of us. My husband and I spent our 3 year anniversary watching Kadence get her first round of chemo. Kadence has a brother that’s six years old and is in the first grade. He is a lot of fun for her and he is a GREAT helper with Kadence. My husband remains working full time as I stay at home with Kadence. Kadence’s favorite things are artwork/crafts/coloring, Dora, and playing on the playground. She has so much joy and laughter in her life even when going through such horrible things right now. She trusts very little people due to everyone poking and prodding for the past few months. She is slowly understanding treatments/routines and getting less scared each time…. Regardless, she is happy as can be and living her life the best we can provide for her. Every day is a struggle, every day is a battle. But this is one battle she is not going to lose. We have love, faith, and hope to get her through this hard time. She is going to grow up a stronger girl than she already is. She is the strongest 3 year old I know in life."