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Patient Stories

Kaedyn Ballew

Kaedyn

When Kaedyn was nine months old, his parents noticed his cheeks were swollen and he seemed irritable. After two trips to the doctor and two visits to the emergency room, Kaedyn was diagnosed with leukemia. He was taken immediately to the hospital where he received transfusions of red blood cells and platelets while undergoing chemotherapy.

During those first rounds of treatment he was receiving blood transfusions nearly every day. With the help of blood donors he lived to keep on fighting.

While his disease is in remission and the treatments have stopped, Kaedyn and his mother Shelsie still travel to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville for monthly check-ups.

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