Exactly 1 year ago today, Delaney received her second autologous bone marrow transplant. Above is a picture from a year ago and one from today. The pictures speak for themselves and we are blessed to where we are today from a year ago. On this day, Delaney, for the second time, received her own stem cells back that were taken from her by a apheresis machine, and preserved. After each round of aggressive chemotherapy at UCSF, the bone marrow transplant would take place, using those very stem cells to give back to Delaney, to "rescue" herself, and earning another birthday. The chemotherapy she received was too much for Delaney's little body to recover from. Yet again Mommy and Daddy continued with the tradition of a bone marrow transplant, singing happy birthday to Delaney with tears in their eyes while she lay sleeping in her hospital bed. As many of you know Delaney is still immunosuppressed, that being said Delaney has been fiercely fighting off a cold for about a week now. She is trying to shake it off, but being immunosuppressed makes it just that much more difficult. She is very happy and playful with her brothers and is getting better slowly. We are thankful beyond words. Thank you for all the prayers, love, and support. As always...... GO TEAM DELANEY!!!
Happy Birthday Delaney, we love you.
"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"