After a year of treatment, Jayla celebrated getting her NG tube out for the last time.
In October 2016, then 11-year-old Joseph Shapiro was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a rare form of cancer that affects the bone marrow and blood. He went through the standard chemotherapy treatment protocol at a distinguished hospital in Chicago and after 5 months of inpatient chemotherapy, his treatment was complete. One year later, the cancer was back.
Amber Pflughoeft was diagnosed with bone cancer nine years ago, and has been undergoing treatment at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin since then. In 2018, she graduated from West Bend West High School.
Amber was first admitted to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as a fifth grader. She immediately began treatment at the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.