Diagnosis creates new family at The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart
“I heard the nurse say the word ‘cancer.’ Everything else after that was a blur.” – Latoya, Jeremiah’s mom
Two weeks before his sixth birthday, Jeremiah’s mother, Latoya, noticed he was limping and that he’d been losing weight. She took Jeremiah to Sacred Heart Urgent Care and, later, the Pediatric Emergency Room at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, originally suspecting he had bronchitis. Blood tests revealed that Jeremiah had leukemia.
“I heard the nurse say the word ‘cancer’,” said Latoya. “Everything else after that was a blur.”
Since his diagnosis, Jeremiah has undergone multiple rounds of chemo at the Pediatric Infusion Center of The Children’s Hospital. He has had eighteen procedures and is a familiar face in The Studer Family Children’s Hospital’s inpatient pediatric oncology unit, where he sometimes must stay for weeks at a time.
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