Madison, Ala. – On March 26, 2013, three year old Kate Miller was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Kate was sent immediately to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she began intensive treatment of chemotherapy and steroids. Kate lost her hair, gained weight due to steroids, was put to sleep almost thirty times for lumbar punctures and intrathecal chemotherapy where chemo was sent through her spinal cord to her brain, battled severe neuropathy and occasional nausea, had countless needles, and lived mostly in isolation for the course of her treatment due to an extremely suppressed immune system. On May 7, 2013, Kate achieved remission. The Miller family celebrates this day as “Remission Day!”
Although Kate achieved remission after 42 days of treatment, chemotherapy did not end. To prevent her from relapsing, the treatment plan was two and a half years long and included chemotherapy every week and a week of steroids every month. After Kate completed treatment, she had over one hundred rounds of chemo through her port, nearly four hundred doses of oral chemo, and over five hundred doses of steroids. Kate had her last chemotherapy in October 2015!
On Friday, January 19th, Erin will be my special guest to talk about her new book. This is her first interview before the book’s official release on January 25th. I am looking forward to talking to Erin. I hope you’ll tune in as we talk about a very important subject that has affected so many families. Please share.
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