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Local Pediatric Cancer Research Donations Reach $100K Mark PDF Print E-mail
Written by themindencourier   
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 14:06

Jamie Johnson got involved with CureSearch in December 2012. With the support of family, friends, and community, she has raised $100,000 for the pediatric cancer research organization.
Johnson learned about CureSearch after her son, Alex, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 6. She had taken him to the doctor for what she thought was strep throat when lab tests revealed a problem with his white blood cells. Alex was taken to the Children’s Hospital in Omaha where he was confirmed to have leukemia the next day.
“Alex was diagnosed February of 2012 completely out of the blue. We headed to the Children’s Hospital and didn’t return home with him for a month,” Johnson recalled. “Alex endured many hospital stays, cranial radiation, numerous spinal taps, blood and platelet transfusions, and three years of chemotherapy.”

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 13:32