As we head to Delaney's appointments this week, today will be exactly 1 year ago, Delaney received her third and last autologous bone marrow transplant. That was the completion of her 6 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy. Upon completion Delaney was able to ring a bell three times loud, sounding the completion of her chemotherapy and the closing of another chapter. Above is a picture from one year ago and one from today. We are blessed to be where we are today. On this day, Delaney, for the third 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 took place, using those very stem cells to give back to Delaney, to "rescue" herself, earning another birthday. The chemotherapy she received was too much for Delaney's little body to recover from. And yet again Mommy and Daddy continued with the tradition of a bone marrow transplant, singing happy birthday to Delaney, but this time with a small, small, sense of relief that mommy and daddy will not have to witness Delaney go through the pain, sickness, and destruction of chemotherapy. As many of you know Delaney is still immunosuppressed, a year later from the chemotherapy she received. Little Miss Fierce is very happy and playful with her brothers and is getting stronger. 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!"