The first time I met Braelyn I asked her who her favorite superhero was. With a big grin she immediately replied, "my mommy!" With tears in her eyes, Braelyn's mom was speechless, to her, Braelyn is the real superhero!
On September 16, 2013, Braelyn was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia ("ALL") the most common form of childhood cancer. ALL is essentially a mutated malignant white blood cell that crowds out the productive, good blood cells in your blood and bone marrow. It quickly spreads to other organs and can be fatal within a few weeks if not treated. At 3 years old Braelyn has already faced down our human mortality with superhero courage and strength. She doesn't seem to mope around the house feeling sorry for herself either. Something I guarantee I would be doing if I were diagnosed with cancer! But for her cute bald head, you would have no idea she was a very sick little girl!