Maybin was born in Germany in August 2012. We moved to Washington where she was a normal little girl until shortly after her 3rd birthday. She was having difficulty walking and complaining of pain. After her first visit to the doctors they sent her home on an ibuprofen regimen for a week and a few days later I had to rush her to the ER because her health had so rapidly deteriorated. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We spent the first month of treatment at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma WA. She was not in remission or hitting the marks during her first month of treatment and she was moved to the Very High Risk treatment plan meaning that her chances of relapsing on normal treatment where very high and she would need a much more intense chemo treatment to make sure a relapse didn't occur. I decided that Maybin and I needed to move towards family for the treatment. We moved to GA to be near her Grandparents and finish the remainder of her treatment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite. We brought our dog Peaches and all of our belongings with us. Since arriving she has reached remission and is continuing her treatment plan with ease. She has had an amazing resilient outlook and a huge smile on her face the entire time. Although there have been bumps in the road she was fortunate to miss out on many side effects of chemo and held on her hair until the last few weeks of treatment. It is already starting to grow back. She will be finishing the most intense part of treatment soon and heading into maintenance which will include a lot of at home chemo but much less clinic visits. She will be celebrating her 4th birthday this August and it will be everything Elsa and Anna from frozen. After that she gets to be a little girl again and focus on her first year of Pre K.
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