Hi my name is Valerie and here is my daughter’s story.
My name is Savannah Bowen and I am 8 years old. This is my story.
I love art, video games and animals. I live with my mom, Valerie and my three cats Buddy, Milo and Knucky. On Halloween, I went with my aunt, Damarie to the County Fair and bumped my chest on one of the rides. My mom took me to the emergency room the next day. They took a chest x-ray and told her that I had a rib contusion and had to follow up with my primary doctor.
We saw my doctor about a week later and he suspected it was not a contusion and referred us to see a surgeon at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital. After doing many diagnostic tests and chest biopsy, I was diagnosed with Stage III B Cell Lymphoma Cancer. This cancer affects the immune system. Then a couple of weeks later my diagnoses was updated to AML.