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Comfycozy's for Chemo is Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel's adaptive apparel line with zippers, pockets, and side slits for easy access to warriors' central lines.
Amanda Hope’s Story
Our sweet, jovial little girl, Amanda, was 9 years old when she started experiencing severe headaches and flu-like symptoms. Our visits to the pediatrician all had the same outcomes - flu, stomach virus, possible anemia. Finally, just to appease me, her pediatrician pricked her finger. Amanda’s Hemoglobin was only 2.6, which couldn’t be, so he pricked her finger a second time and then a third. He could not believe it was that low so he ordered more blood drawn and sent us home stating he would call when the result where in. Within a few hours, I received a call from her doctor saying "Mrs. Tallman, I am sorry to tell you Amanda has leukemia and I have a room waiting for her at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Our lives changed forever in that moment.
I was in shock and disbelief – never had Cancer entered my mind. I remember standing there thinking “Oh My God, there must be a mistake”. I called my husband, telling myself to breath, knowing I must keep it together because my sweet Amanda was just in the next room. I gathered some toys and her favorite blanket, gave her a big hug, and told her that Mommy had to take her to the hospital because her blood was sick and we needed more tests. She cried, “No Mommy, no more needles”. The next few weeks were excruciating because all our family and friends could do was pray for a miracle while we waited for more test results. It was confirmed. Amanda had an advanced form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and it would require 2½ years of Chemotherapy. And so our battle began.
Sadly, because Amanda's white blood cell counts were so low resulting in numerous infections, the majority of our first 18 months were spent in the hospital. The pain she suffered with endless hours of screaming is a memory I will have forever in my heart. Insane is the only wor
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