Little Miss Arianna Hayes was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2015, at age 9 years old.
Here is how Ari’s story begun,
“My name is Arianna Hayes. I am 9 years old. And was just diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Here is the story of how that diagnosis came about.
When I started wrestling in March, I had issues with severe pain in my feet, which at that time caused to me to be unable to participate. At the time we assumed it was just growing pains. I then began to wake up in the middle of the night. Again we assumed growing pains. In late April, I had a sleepless night with excruciating pain in my left leg and ankle. I then went to the dr and had an X-ray and labs done. The X-ray showed no broken bones, but the labs showed inflammation. The Dr. put me on naproxen to reduce the inflammation and help with pain. I had a few more sleepless nights and then the pain seemed to subside. I went back to the dr in mid-May to have repeat labs and to check my levels again. Labs still showed inflammation.
I then began having arm pain on Saturday evening (June 20), to the point where meds were not helping. My Dr. referred me to a rheumatologist at Riley with the thought of juvenile arthritis. We came to that appointment and spent a lengthy time with the specialist. She stated she wanted repeat labs and X-ray. Once the preliminary labs came back the oncologist at Riley was called. My white blood cells came back abnormal. The doctor wanted to see me to have more testing to try and figure out what was going on.
We then had more labs done. It has been confirmed that I have Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). I then went in to have spinal tap, my first dose of Chemo, and a PIC line to continue my treatment. Please continue to pray for Me and my family.”
It is now October, 2018 and Ari’s cancer has gone into remission. It has been a long fight for Arianna. At the beginning of her treatment they had great difficulty with infections, surgeries, and pain. With her first line of treatment, Ari developed a blood clot in her brain. Thankfully, the blood clot did not cause any damage, and with proper treatment it resolved, and she is still with us today!
I encourage you to go to Arianna’s Fight Facebook page and check out the full story and all that she has endured. Your heart will be challenged as you read about her survival story, and you will discover the miraculousness of how she is still with us today!
A few pictures of Ari as she journeyed through her treatment.
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