Mallory was diagnosed on Sept 13, 2006 with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia at age 11, just 2 weeks into her 6th grade year. She slipped in science class and immediatly was bruised all along her thigh and running and low grade fever that continued for days. After a course of antibiotics and no changes, we did some blood work and were sent to TCH for further testing , after the results came back we heard the words no parent ever thinks they’ll hear…”Your Child has Cancer”… the Battle of her lifetime began. She completed 30 months of Chemotherapy, which consisted of 10months of weekly IV chemo and monthly spinal taps with a side of chemo injected and 20 months of daily oral and monthly IV chemo and high dose steroids. She completed therapy on Jan 18, 2009 just in time to start High School. Mallory is REMISSION and will be 17 years old in November and is a Junior at Eaglecrest HS.
2017 update: Mallory Graduated in May from The University of Colorado, Boulder with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, her degree is in Art History with a minor in Religious Studies. She will be attending University of Leicester in the UK starting in Sept 2017 to complete her masters in Museum Studies and pursue her dream of becoming an art museum curator.