Health & Fit: Nurse returns to work at hospital where she was treated for leukemia as child - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

Health & Fit Nurse returns to work at hospital where she was treated for leukemia as child

18:05  10 october  2019
18:05  10 october  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Illinois Nurse and Her Husband Adopt Baby Boy She Cared For in ICU

Illinois Nurse and Her Husband Adopt Baby Boy She Cared For in ICU "He truly captured my heart," says Angela Farnan of baby Blaze. Blaze will need one more surgery before he turns 5, but doctors say his prognosis is good.

She was quickly diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia . "The cancer during my relapse was extremely aggressive and my course of treatment required intense chemotherapy, cranial radiation, total body radiation and a bone marrow transplant," she told ABC News.

Amelia Ballard returned to the hospital where she was treated as a child , this time as a graduate pediatric nurse . Despite it all, Amelia and her family kept a hopeful attitude. "My parents decided early on that if I survived, they wanted this to be a positive experience for me, so my mom photographed

A cancer survivor who grew up to become a pediatric nurse has returned to the hospital where she was diagnosed and treated for leukemia at age 2 — as one of the hospital's newest employees.

  Nurse returns to work at hospital where she was treated for leukemia as child © SWNS via Fox News

Katy Payne, 21, will begin working at Colchester Hospital in Essex, in southeast England, more than 15 years after she was given the all-clear from her illness, SWNS reported.

“I remember patches of my time in hospital and some of the highs and lows,” Payne told SWNS of her cancer treatment. “The things I experienced have made me stronger, and I have always said I would like to give something back to the hospital, the doctors and the nurses, and everyone that’s been part of my journey.”

New measles case confirmed in Seattle nurse

New measles case confirmed in Seattle nurse KOMO-TV reported Monday that Seattle Children's Hospital officials say the nurse contracted the disease from a patient who was being treated for measles at the facility. 

A young woman has returned to work as a nurse at the same hospital where she was treated for hospital as a child . Amelia Ballard was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was just 17 months old at Children 's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Inspired by her experience as a patient, the 22-year-old, from Redditch, Worcs, qualified as a nurse this year and has gone back to work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham – the same hospital as she was treated at. **Please contact [email protected] for media / licensing

Payne’s symptoms first started with feeling sick and lethargic before she was rushed to the hospital on Christmas Eve. Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. Most cases are mainly treated with chemotherapy, while some cases may also require a stem cell transplant.

  Nurse returns to work at hospital where she was treated for leukemia as child © SWNS via Fox News

Once treatment ends and patients are declared cancer-free, patients go for regular follow-up exams to ensure no signs of leukemia have returned, as well as to check for short-term or long-term effects of treatment. After over two years of treatment, Payne’s last checkup was at age 16.

She told SWNS that it was after one of her more difficult sessions of treatment that she told her mom, at a very young age, that she wanted to be a nurse.

“My mom always tells me that I woke up from a lumbar puncture and I looked at her with my bald head and smiley face and said, ‘Mom, when I’m older I will become a nurse and make all the children better like they help me.'”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Payne graduated from Anglia Ruskin University’s Chelmsford campus on Tuesday, and has already started working. She told SWNS that she hopes to specialize in pediatric oncology.

5-year-old with leukemia lives out her dream of being a tattoo artist .
Officials at "A Special Wish" said they wanted to put a smile on Maja's face.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!