Portland, Oregon 2021-10-07 17:01:54 –
Light the Night is set for Saturday, October 16, 2021
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —When Mabel was 10 years old, she was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For the next 2.5 years she underwent a rigorous treatment program at OHSU.
Not so anymore. She completed her treatment in February of this year. She said she got over it with the help of her friends.
“Most of the time I was along with it. I was scared of the needles, but the needles weren’t that big of a deal anymore,” Mabel said. “But it really helped me to have a lot of trusted friends.”
Her dad, Ruben, said he and his wife remembered when they learned that there was something wrong with Mabel.
“We were visiting a lonely relative, but the lymph nodes were so swollen that we felt unbearable pain, so we had to call things short and go to the hospital.” Said Ruben.
She was surrounded by a team of doctors and nurses who were there for her and her family.
“They were great,” Ruben said. “Doctor, first-class. I couldn’t find a better person.”
You or someone you know may have a blood cancer such as leukemia. Light the Night is a way to show your support and remember those who have been fighting leukemia.
“Maybe there are more people than most people think they are experiencing this,” Ruben said. “So I would say that being there for these people makes them feel cared for. And since there is a medical job there, that’s what you really need at the moment. There is a lot of hope in that regard, but what people really need is community support. “
It is said that you really don’t know what someone is experiencing or what they are experiencing until you walk in their shoes. Mabel has a message for everyone.
“As someone who has experienced it, it’s not comfortable. And you need as much comfort as you can get. And you don’t have much and need help. One needs to do something, well. “
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