Pediatrics Patient Stories

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  • We're a team, we're in this together.
    ‐ Demetrius, Kaia's Father

“Her strength is my strength,” Kaia’s father, Demetrius, says in explaining how his 7-year-old daughter’s courage in battling leukemia has sustained him from the shock of her diagnosis last April through the hospital stays and chemotherapy that have followed.

For this young aspiring actor, a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes won’t slow him down from making it to the big stage.

Matthew is a six-year-old who knows what he likes and knows what he doesn’t. Count his friend Eli Manning in the first category, along with chicken wings, trains, swimming and pancakes. Count leukemia and all that it involves – from chemotherapy to being away from his little brother during a hospital stay – in the second.

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