Initially, Amanda was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). She went into remission quickly, had a bone marrow transplant and endured a bumpy road for a few months. She finally started to feel better, but around October 2017 she felt like something was wrong again. After a couple pf appointments and a bone marrow biopsy, the doctor informed her of the devastating news; Amanda had another type of cancer, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) this time. After a couple of weeks she learned more tragic news. She had obtained the cancer from her cord blood transplant donor, so she had infant AML which is very rare.
They have to give her the same treatments they would for a baby. Unfortunately, there are not many options when it comes down to infant AML. Amanda is only the second case in the Seattle area to have this happen in 40 years. She is getting another transplant in June and is trying to stay positive. There are so many things she would love to do and look forward to once she is able to, but because of tight finances they don’t have the funds to be able to do many things.