Welcome to Gianna's "Tenacious G" Fundraising Page!
Gianna is in Maintenance!!! 8 months down, with 18 months + a few days to go!!!
This huge milestone in her treatment means she will have daily oral chemo at home and outpatient chemo only once a month!
Since being diagnosed, Gianna has endured...
...getting a port placed, 55 doses of IV and IT chemo, 28 days of oral chemo and counting, 11 lumbar punctures, 3 bone marrow aspirations, 42 days of steroids and counting, 2 chemo induced kidney stones, 3 ER visits, 12 inpatient days, and dozens of pokes. (updated after 5/3/19 appointment)
Gianna's Story #StoriesFromChildrens
Gianna became a cancer fighter at 2 1/2 years old when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In August, she began obsessively eating ice so at her well-check in September, we mentioned this to her pediatrician who then sent us to Children’s for further bloodwork. We were told our daughter has cancer. Three days after her diagnosis, she had a port placed and began chemotherapy. She is currently in her fifth round of chemo with treatment expected to end in November 2020.
We know Gianna is receiving the best care at Children’s. Her oncologists keep us updated on what to expect during each phase of her treatment plan and thoroughly address our questions. Her nurses have really taken their time to get to know her and go out of their way to make her feel comfortable. Any Children’s staff we meet are always welcoming and help us feel at ease, whether it’s for an inpatient stay or during a weekly outpatient visit.
Gianna has taken great interest in assisting her oncology team during her appointments. When her port is being accessed she likes to remind everyone to put on their masks and checks to ensure necessary materials are out and ready. She helps draw her own blood and shake each tube. Gianna enjoys helping push medicine and loves cleaning the tube for her port. Everyone who works with Gianna knows that she wants to help during her visits. This has definitely helped make the experience less scary for her because she knows what to expect and has some control.
Our daughter has always had a love for learning and is joyful, tenacious, and outgoing. She loves running “5Ks” through the house, reading with her new little brother, pranking her parents, dressing up like a princess, and playing with her friends. She hopes to visit the beach soon and is looking forward to going to preschool in the fall. We know that Gianna will continue to be able to do the things she loves and go on new adventures because she will beat leukemia and become a cancer survivor!
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