Hearing that you have a blood disorder disease is scary for anybody, but especially if you are a child.
A daughter of some good friends of ours was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just seven years old. This came as quite a shock because until she complained of a sore throat and not feeling well, there hadn't been any other indications anything was wrong.
I don't remember the specific type of leukemia, but know they caught it early and there was a good survival rate. This was encouraging for them, but there were still many upsetting days ahead.
After more than a year of treatment her blood disorder is in remission and they are very glad. It was a long year of doctor visits, arm pokes, tests and fighting her immune system.
It is so good to so her happy, smiling and running around with her sisters again.