KS95 for Kids 2020 – Harriet Spieler's Story

Harriet’s cancer journey began in August 2019, in her pediatrician’s office – Kelly took Harriet in to the doctor for an ear infection that wasn’t going away. But when a nurse practitioner found Harriet’s lymph nodes and spleen both felt enlarged, she decided to do a blood test. When the nurse came back in the room with the results in her hand, she had tears in her eyes. Harriet’s white blood cell counts were extremely high – a normal count is around 10,000 – Harriet’s was 470,000. A few hours later they received the official diagnosis – t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.