Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio
Diagnosis: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
This past Holiday season, when most kids were looking forward to a little break from school and fun with friends and family, Lauryn was dealing with some really tough news. She was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) and needed to begin treatment.
Lauryn’s treatments consisted of four cycles of chemotherapy which required inpatient stays at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Having completed her last round, Lauryn is currently at home and in remission, but she will require frequent visits to the outpatient clinic to monitor her blood counts.
Lauryn has continually demonstrated strength, courage and determination and has been an inspiration to her friends, family and the staff at Nationwide Children’s. She is a sophomore at Pickerington North High School and is active in many school activities which include varsity golf and track.
What Does Nationwide Children's Hospital Mean to Lauryn’s Mom?
“I am not sure words can describe what Nationwide Children's means to us. Our journey has taken us through so many emotions! We have met and had the opportunity to interact with phenomenal staff. I really am not sure how we would have made it through without the support of all the nurses, doctors, all the other team members that had a significant part in Lauryn's care, and even the patients and families that we have met on this journey. Nationwide Children's is security, friendship, love and caring.”