A Child With Leukemia

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This week, David interviewed Sara Fernandez. Sara is a teacher, a wife, and a mother of two children and lives in Silicon Valley, California. In 2016, Sara’s family became well known in many local communities, but not for reasons that they would have sought for themselves.
At 3 ½ years old, Sara’s daughter Maia frequently fell sick with a very high fever. At first her doctors believed that she had caught a flu virus, but within a short period of time, when she did not recover, ran a number of tests and Maia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Sara tells the story of Maia’s treatment and side effects, which involved 30 months of chemotherapy and steroids. Last month Maia celebrated her ninth birthday and has been cancer free for three years. Sara tells how important it was to have a strong support system of friends and family, a very supportive employer, Maia’s re-integration into life and school, and the effect on Maia’s younger brother. Her family had to follow strict hygiene protocols and practice physical distancing from others several years before it became widely practiced due to the pandemic.

Sara’s Contact Information:
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/sara.fernand…
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Maias…
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-fern…
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/sara.fernan…
Sara’s Blog:
https://maiasfight.blogspot.com

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