She is an avid artist. She is a twin. She is a big sister. She is excited about school and being with her friends.
Charlotte is obsessed with unicorns.
These days, Charlotte is doing well.
She still receives supportive treatments, and she beat aplastic anemia, a disease that occurs in only one or two people per million each year... or around 300 to 600 new cases across all age groups in the U.S.
To beat the disease, Charlotte got her new immune system in October 2018, via a bone marrow transplant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Families, like Charlotte's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
Prior to that, she underwent radiation therapy and chemotherapy, also at St. Jude, to disable the bone marrow that was producing fatty cells instead of blood cells, and threatening her life.
St. Jude and its people have been an immeasurable gift to our family. We are so grateful for Danny Thomas and the people who continue to carry out this loving, selfless vision every single day.