Every single night before 4 year old Charlotte’s parents tuck her into bed, they lean down and say to her, “Who’s the girl that’s kicking cancer’s butt?”. And Charlotte, as confident as ever, responds, “Me!”.
Meet Charlotte. An incredibly strong and adorable 4 year old. She loves to paint, color, and sing with her family and friends. She has a very impressive stuffed animal collection and a truly one of a kind personality. However, around the end of October, Charlotte’s family started noticing some changes in their little girl, changes such as frequent pain, limping, broken bones, and a diagnosis of Osteomyelitis (infection that causes the inflammation of bone). Several tests and needle sticks later, Charlotte was diagnosed with cancer. To be exact, B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a form of cancer that affects the immune system and the cells in the immune system that help the body fight off infections.
Now, Charlotte is currently kicking cancer’s butt in Virginia, with the help, love, and support of her parents, Thomas and Bethany, her older brother, Grayson, and the doctors and staff at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. Charlotte is expected to end treatment sometime around February, 2021, and will continue to bravely fight against her diagnosis with a smile on her face.
This article was drafted by Max Cure Foundation Junior Board Member Amanda Bartolini.