LEAH THE SUPERHERO

I had the honor of meeting Leah and her wonderful family. They are so sweet and had such a great playing around at Family House. You can’t tell at all that Leah is sick, which is always so encouraging. She was laughing and joking with her brothers and sisters just like any other kid would. I can’t wait to see her beat this all the way through!

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Leah was diagnosed with Detached Large B Cell Lymphoma Stage 4 and autoimmune deficiency ADA2. I was terrified because I had only been their mom for 2 years and my child was suffering, something no child should have to go through. She was terrified that if medication didn’t work she would die and as for my other child they were scared I would go home without their sister. Today she is responding well to transplant and doing well. As we all are trying to.
— Denise Ocana, Leah's mom
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We are all going through something unexpected. Unwanted, terrifying, but we must make sure that or child or children feel loved and encouraged. It may not be easy but we need to remember that we need to strong for them and fight for them by letting them know we are in their corner. They will fight. 
— Denise
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We have been here for few months and as a family we talk a lot and we lead a simple life and remember “simple life happy life”. We don’t need a lot; just each other to be truly happy.
— Denise
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You also need to take advantage of your new family at Family House and remember they are here to make things as easy for you as they can and although not family by blood, in times of need they are the family that is here now emotional and physically, use them!!!!
— Denise
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