Milana was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma Tuesday April 16, 2013. She started with back pains, fevers and chills late January early February. She had been in and out of Kaiser doing blood work and testing and she was diagnosed with spots on her lungs so they thought she had Valley Fever, so she was given medication for 15 days. Milana finished the 15 days worth of medication and she went back to the doctor and her mother explained that the medication was giving her nausea, doctors still had not figured out what was going on with Milana and one of the doctors that was treating her was still puzzled and recommended that Milana she should see a pulmonary specialist. The pulmonary specialist examined her neck and felt the swollen Lymph Nodes. The pulmonologist recommended to Milana’s parents to have a Bronchoscopy done, but nothing was found. Three days later Milana and her Dad went back to see another specialist and they recommended to do a biopsy of her lymphnode and take the whole thing out. One week later they did the biopsy of her lymph node and four days after that she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. April 23, 2013 she was sent to CHCC to receive her first session of Chemotherapy. Milana is now in remission and hopes to go to college and possibly one day be a nurse to help children going through the same battles that she endured herself!
Photography by: Carrie Anne Miranda
Music Licensed by Song Freedom: Jess Penner – Reach for the Stars