ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It was a beautiful day Wednesday for a special little Tampa Bay girl battling leukemia.
Emilie Meza has been undergoing treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She needed a bone marrow transplant, but a perfect match never came. So Emilie’s father, who was half a match, became her donor.
On Wednesday, Emilie celebrated her final chemotherapy treatment, complete with a superhero walk down the hall, a song from the John Hopkins All Children’s staff and the ceremonial ringing of the bell.
The family points out that there is still a long road ahead, but putting chemo behind her is a major step to moving on with her life.
And you can help save someone’s life by getting on the ‘Be the Match’ bone marrow registry.