Amir is the middle child and the only boy of the three siblings. Amir's little sister Aviana was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) when she was 8 months old.
Hello my name is Carletta Huggins, my daughter Aviana was diagnosed October 19, 2020 at 8 months old with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). That was the worst day of my life. Being told Aviana had to start treatment right away and I couldn’t return to work, or my home was a nightmare I couldn’t wake up from. I had a 6 & 3 year old at home at the time also. My 3 year old would cry himself to sleep at night, not understanding why Mommy and Aviana couldn’t come home. My Husband became mommy and daddy and the sole provider for our household.
Aviana was scheduled for 6 rounds of chemo, we (through the grace of God) only did 5 rounds. I think the worst part of treatments was watching Aviana get prepped for spinal taps and receiving blood products. Aviana was delayed in walking and the 4th round of chemo caused some damage to her heart function. Aviana sees a cardiologist and an oncologist, her appointments are good so far, she is still in remission. My little one is a trooper.
Thank you for helping our family this Christmas. Everyday is a struggle financially and emotionally for our family. I have been so depressed thinking about all of our bills and Christmas is right around the corner. Now I can sleep a little easier knowing my children will have a wonderful Christmas.