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Help Zion continue her fight against Leukemia!
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Zion Knowles has battled Leukemia for nearly 2 years. Now that she has received a Bone Marrow Transplant, let's help her win the war against cancer! More ...

Hello. We are seeking your help with covering the ongoing medical expenses for 7-year-old Zion Knowles, who underwent a Bone Marrow Transplant for her Leukemia. Zion is in Miami, Florida receiving post-transplant treatment, for an anticipated 7 more months.

Our daughter Zion was only 4 years old when she was diagnosed with Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on June 25th, 2012.

Zion Preschool Grad

She began chemotherapy treatment on July 2nd, 2012 at a Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida and soon went into remission. We were faced with many trials and life-threatening situations from the start of Zion’s treatment. She suffered through pancreatitis, seizures, amnesia, and hallucination, requiring her to be admitted into ICU for about a month.

                  Zion in ICU

Through God we overcame them. Zion continued her chemotherapy until May 2013, when we discovered that she had a relapse and the leukemia had returned. At that point, doctors advised us that Zion’s best option was to receive a bone marrow transplant. Zion received a stem-cell transplant on November 19th, 2013.

Zion Stem Cell Infusion

Soon after the transplant, Zion developed Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD), which resulted in lots of side effects including itching, inflammation, and abdominal pains. She also had some burn (skin darkening) from the radiation treatment she received prior to transplant. She remained in hospital for 4 months during this period of her treatment.

Zion post transplant

Based on results, the procedure was a success. Zion is on medication and insulin to manage diabetes and high blood pressure, but we expect it to last only whie she is on all of the other medication.

A few months after the transplant Zion developed a condition called ascites, which is collection of fluid in the abdomen. The doctors had to insert a catheter to allow the fluid to drain, while restricting her from eating, so that it could heal. Through all of that, Zion was brave and understanding, all while remaining positive and faithful. Zion eventually recovered from the ascites after being restricted from eating for a few weeks, whie getting her nutrients via IV.

Zion has progressed well enough now to make trips home to The Bahamas. She recently celebrated her birthday in Nassau and had a few other short stays. We hope to have her home for good real soon.

Zion bday 2014

Right now, we are preparing for Zion to have some dental work done due to the severity of her teeth decay. An unfortunate result of the chemotherapy and countless medication she has been on over the past 3 years. It is necessary due to the high risk of infection she faces, as a consequence of her immune-suppressed state. This adds to the urgency of the situation. The extent of work to be done, extractions, caps, etc., requires that it take place in hospital. This means the cost is high to secure an operating room and pay for the procedure.

Zion teeth decay

We pray that the toughest times are behind us. Yet, we still have a long way to go with her recovery, which means there are ongoing expenses to cover. As we are without health insurance coverage, we have to pay for all of Zion's medical expenses out of pocket. These include but are not limited to: medication, physician visits, transfusions, medical procedures, transportation, food, and housing.

With this in mind, we continue to seek your assistance with covering these constant expenses. Donations are welcomed and appreciated. No amount you give would be too little, and no act of compassion would go unnoticed. Your donations will also help us with more fundraisers for Zion.

Zion Feb 2015

We believe the journey that Zion is on will inspire others who may be experiencing their own struggle. Each day we are able to share with Zion is a blessing, and with your help, we may share many more. Thank you for visiting this page and for whatever assistance you are able to offer for our cause.

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God bless you and let's keep Hope For Zion!

Fam Feb 2015

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