Harper and Livvi are 4 years old, they live in the same Lehi neighborhood in Utah, and have both been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, more commonly known as ALL.
Harper Morgan loves to dance, sing, color, and play with her family. A precocious young girl, she is known for making new friends wherever she goes.
Usually energetic and active, Harper’s parents became concerned when, after a bout of strep throat, she still didn't seem well. After taking her to her pediatrician, where she had her blood drawn to see if there were any larger issues at hand, she was rushed to the hospital with suspected leukemia. Later that evening, on November 22nd, 2016, Harper’s family received the life changing news that she had Pre B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Initially she only spent six days in the hospital before being allowed to return home to receive weekly out-patient treatments. However, she returned to the hospital a short time later due to persistent infections and later with kidney stones.
Despite her young age, Harper has remained strong and courageous during her treatments and her body is currently responding well to chemotherapy. She keeps everyone around her smiling with her contagious laugh and bubbly personality. Though she has a long road to recovery, her family is filled with hope for the future! #hopeforharperrae
Livvi Roberts is a vibrant, bright and energetic little girly-girl. She loves art, dancing, singing, cooking and playing games. Livvi is kind, sweet, and stubborn as can be; the perfect mix of sugar and spice!
In January 2016, at her annual wellness doctor visit, her routine finger prick to check her iron levels revealed something strange; Livvi’s numbers came back unusually low, prompting her doctor to request a complete blood test be done. A few days later her tests came back with stunning results: everything, not just her iron, was low. After a few weeks of multiple blood draw and visits with specialists, Livvi’s doctor and family decided to do a bone marrow aspiration to rule out the possibility of cancer. On March 8th, 2016, Livvi had her bone marrow aspiration done and her parents received the devastating news that their little girl had Pre B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She entered the hospital a day later to begin her treatments, but after four days was able to go home to continue the rest of her treatment plan as an outpatient.
The treatments have been hard and strenuous on her, but she has pushed through with so much grace. Like her new friend Harper, she is facing this trial head on and remains a happy, brave and determined little girl!
Though Harper and Livvi don’t currently require a bone marrow transplant, the possibility of one day needing one is constantly looming over their heads. With this in mind, along with all of the friends they’ve met at the hospital who are in need of a matching donor, their families are using their story to encourage individuals to register as potential bone marrow donors.
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