OMF - Ava Santos, 7, Type B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Windham, NH with her parents, Marie and Kevin 8-21-18

Ava began to complain of ear pain, and when her family brought her to the doctor, they diagnosed her with an ear infection and prescribed amoxicillin. After taking the amoxicillin, Ava broke out from head-to-toe in purple spots, and it is unknown to this day if she is allergic to amoxicillin or if was the leukemia.

Ava began complaining about throat pain, which led them back to the doctor for another prescription—this time it was determined it was strep throat. A few days after she started taking the clindamycin, Ava began having leg pain which doctors said could be from strep.

The pain continued and finally in March 2016, within hours of arriving at the ER, Ava and her family were informed that she had leukemia.

After Ava's diagnosis, she was in the hospital for 2 months. In May 2016, she began treatment at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, which would last for the next two years. Ava had weekly chemotherapy treatments administered through her port, as well as oral chemotherapy drugs and steroids at home. Ava had her last treatment in April 2018, and had her port removed in May 2018.

Ava is an only child but has lots of cousins.

Ava started to play lacrosse this past spring and is eagerly looking forward to going back to gymnastics in the fall. She was unable to participate with her diagnosis. Ava loves to swim and play with her friends. She loves to go to amusement parks -- Canobie Lake is her favorite.

Ava is looking forward to joining more sports teams and getting back into her normal routine.

She is looking forward to starting second grade in the fall.
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She's complaining about her throat and they tested her for strap and it turns out that she tested positive for strap so they put her Clinton mice that. And then it was. Four or five days Afghanistan that the Clinton mice and that the like pain so. It Greta back to her pediatrician again and they said that can happen after a strap diagnosis. So we gave first few days. In between my husband myself it was it just wouldn't stop is very persistent over the us and say we can have to two weeks. So we brought her back to the pediatrician again and that's what makes sense doesn't children's morning and it weighs. I'd say within a few hours of being in the Arab looking at her what mark was so effective lasting as long as it is it means probably everything's going through your mind. Yeah at this point and for. Yes I didn't know if it was growing pains are something like that the way it was the case in the coming goes some times during the day she'd had a span. And most of the day which should be okay. And that if I it's kind of pulling her along making a lot of class action complaint and then there are some nights where. Like last night where it finally that he needs we need to take her racket likes it's kind of walking along counter holding them to Alex her release that the cutesy and come across you know now. Thinking about every other day. You're on the yuan let them be regular on the computer you probably the cobra plan also able to stuff okay that's Smart about it that you did you think the sky's falling down Google which you're you're Fairfield everything I thought that I was thinking and. Like mono lions. And then they told me that this is common have to strap with a leg pains on pick an all kinds of things it wasn't until. We had been in children's for a couple of hours and they came to get me in my has been taken to another round. But as my model is now so they had to take us out of program that we're sitting in that. 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