Hannah Day Cancer News Leaves Family With Terrible Decision
Huffington Post - about 3 years
For the B.C. family of four-year-old Hannah Day, life just went from difficult to impossible.
Just before Christmas, a campaign was mobilized to find a stem-cell donor for the Victoria girl who had already beaten back cancer once in her short life, and was now struck with leukemia. By January, Hannah was so weak, she had contracted H1N1 and C. Difficile.
At least the campaign for a donor was a success — in fact, more than one successful match was found, reports The Times Colonist.
Hope seemed possible once more for a family who admitted to CBC News that it had been a struggle to stay strong.
Then, as fast as that hope was raised, it was brutally taken away. Because of the huge amounts of radiation Hannah withstood to fight the first cancer, her body is unable to take more of the treatment needed to prepare her for a stem-cell transplant.
The news leaves Hannah's family with a terrible dilemma. On their fundraising "Hope For Hannah Day" Facebook page, Hannah's mother, Brook
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