An FCC-AZ family NEEDS OUR HELP! Recently, FCC-AZ mom Kim H. received the news that her 4 year old daughter Riley, adopted in 2005, has been diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia. Aplastic Anemia is the same condition that Kailee Wells, also adopted from China, is recovering from. http://www.kaileewells.com/index.htm Aplastic Anemia involves the reduction in the number of every type of blood cell in the body -- red cells, white cells, and platelets. Symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, increase risk of infection and increase bleeding risk are due to bone marrow failure and the loss of blood cell production. Riley's treatment will involve immunosuppressant drugs, steroids, antibiotics and possibly antiviral drugs. If Riley's pharmaceutical treatments are not successful, then Riley will need a bone marrow transplant. She is currently receiving platelet transfusions and is on neutropenic precautions, meaning she is not allowed to go to school, to be out in public places and can have limited visitors.
Riley is from Hubei Province just like Alexa. I believe in the power of prayer and also believe in miracles. Please say a prayer for Riley and her mom Kim. This could be any one of us living this nightmare. I have been in contact with Kim and she appreciates and welcomes all prayers offered up! Thanks so much!