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Miracle! After 2 years, Ohio kid with Down Syndrome and Cancer getting better

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 April 2018, 14:06 IST

A miracle took place in Ohio where a baby girl who nearly died becuase of cardiac arrest returned to life again. Valerie Rosian, gave birth to Grace on Oct. 24, 2016. via emergency C-section.

Valerie Rosian said, “When Grace was born, doctors let us know that she has Down syndrome and she also had … a form of leukemia that is typical in children with Down syndrome. We were shocked. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a hard punch in the gut.”

She explained that Grace was only four pounds and was diagnosed with chemotherapy at an early stage. She was disturbed after the poor health of her child.

After the treatment, Grace recovered and was declared cancer-free after two-months of her birth. Although, there were chances that of leukemia returning again.

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Valerie said, “Grace was  home for a short duration and she started to get sick again. Since she’s been born, I’ve only had her home for about five or six months. She’s been in and out of the hospital.”

The mother started fund raising money for Grace’s medical expenses but she came to know that the little girl has developed acute myeloid leukemia as a result of the initial cancer.

She said, “I was so heartbroken. When they told me initially that there was a chance of it coming back, I didn’t really give it much thought. The little baby underwent atleast five rounds of intense chemotherapy.

Rosian explained the deteriorating health of Grace, “She got really sick. She started to lose her hair and got sores. She’d have really bad vomiting and diarrhea. It felt like I was carrying a weight on my chest. On her pictures for her first birthday, it hurts my heart to look at them. We tried so hard to make it special for her, she was so sick. She looked so sick.”

This year, little Grace recovered a bit. Valerie said, “It felt good but strange because most of my time with her had been at the hospital. When I got to have her home, it felt good because now I can be the mom. I can be the mom 100 percent.”

Grace was discharged from the hospital on March 21 which is observed as World Down Syndrome Day.

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First published: 14 April 2018, 14:06 IST