MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Being told you person crab is simply a diagnosis nary 1 wants to hear, but it’s particularly achy erstwhile the diligent is simply a child.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a clip erstwhile doctors privation to punctual america that 15,000 children a twelvemonth are diagnosed with crab successful America.
On Monday, CBS4 spoke with a puerility crab subsister who plans to wage it forward.
“My archetypal semester of precocious schoolhouse I started feeling beauteous slow, beauteous sluggish,” said Sarita Moreno.
Moreno was 15 erstwhile she was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia, requiring an aggravated chemotherapy, a attraction regimen that lasted 2 and a fractional years.
“Thankfully, I recovered,” she said. “Thankfully I had fantastic nurses and doctors to assistance maine and without their assistance I wouldn’t beryllium present today.”
“Now Sarita is successful remission she has been successful remission since 2017 and we are precise blessed that she is doing truthful well,” said Dr. Hector Rodriguez-Cortes, a pediatric oncologist.
But getting determination was a agelong travel for Moreno and her family.
Doctors accidental puerility crab is rare, but remains the fig 1 slayer illness for children.
Typically, the treatments are physically exhausting and often financially and emotionally devastating for families.
“I was precise vocal and precise wide that I did not similar what was happening. I didn’t consciousness similar a brave idiosyncratic I conscionable had thing I didn’t person a prime to woody with,” said Moreno.
Moreno, who is present successful remission and a pupil astatine Florida Atlantic University, is hoping to wage it guardant inspired by the aesculapian professionals who helped her conquer puerility cancer.
“Their enactment helped maine and inspired maine truthful overmuch that present I’m a nursing pupil astatine FAU,” she said.