Kearston Albert, 4 of Fort Kent was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the summer of 2012. What initially started out as a persistent fever turned out to the family's worst nightmare. Upon diagnosis treatments began immediately with the family making frequent trips to Eastern Maine Medical Centers Oncology Unit.
Like other children with cancer Kearston had to sacrifice much normalcy in order to recover from her disease. She was unable to begin attending school because of her weakened immune system and susceptibility to ailments such as colds and flus but her family is hopeful she will be able to begin pre-k in the fall. While the family recognizes Kearston is not cured they are pleased that she is currently in remission and all indications are that she will not need a bone marrow transplant.
When asked how Kearston is handling the situation Sheri, Kearston's mom responded, "She's doing well with it. She's a typical 4-year old; she has her moods, but she's been getter her way, so she's happy as can be."
Kearston was awarded $100 on behalf of The Cubby Fund