Raylene – Bell Ringing
It’s hard for most kids to wait for anything. But for 10-year-old Lily Rios, the wait on something a lot more important than dessert or a new game was even tougher – she needed a brand new kidney.
Unbreakable. Through it all – the stress, the exhaustion, the worry, the fear — it’s the word that comes most to mind for Annie Lucero. Unbreakable, because in the midst of their shattered dreams for their baby, there was hope. They’ve had to bend, but they’re not broken. But their precious little boy’s heart was. And that’s where their story began.
Fertility Preservation at Phoenix Children’s Makes Future Motherhood Possible for 10-year-Old Cancer Survivor
“She tells everyone she wants to be a mom when she grows up. She’s just so nurturing, and it would be awful to think she couldn’t do that.” It’s what Jennifer Tully of New River says about her 10-year-old daughter, Carmella. She’d always played with dolls, and for most young girls her age, future motherhood seems like a given.