Born: October, 2004
- Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
- Year of Diagnosis: 2010
- Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Some facts about my treatment:
Karlee completed 8 months of treament and is now in 2 years of maintenance. She remained relatively healthy through her first 8 months and was only delayed for about 3 weeks. Karlee was very fortunate with her hair, she donated 10 inches prior to treatment and was only bald for about 7 weeks. Karlee is the toughest little girl out there, never complaining about needles or port access. The staff at the lab are always surprised when she flops her arm out and waits for them to draw blood. The nurses in the clinic use her to train new staff on how to do a ort access because she is so good.
What I want people to know about me
I can run so fast
My favourite day was
The worst thing about having cancer
Going to the hospital
What do you want to be when you grow up?
My message to other kids undergoing treatment
Make sure you use freezy cream and then the needles don’t hurt. A stuffy friend and special pillow will make everything easier. You will survive.
If you could have one superpower strength, what would it be?
I want to fly
If I had three wishes they would be…
Meet all the princesses (including the real princesses), swim and pet a dolphin, go to Disneyworld
I’m involved with Coast to Coast because…
Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta asked for a volunteer to assist with Tour For Kids on very short notice and my dad had the Friday off and was free on the weekend. He had an incredible time volunteering with the Tour for Kids and was very impressed that all the money raised came back to Kids Cancer Care. KCCFA has been involved in our lives for almost a year, and has provided support and activities for us that have made this journey much easier.