Meet Breya, a star basketball player and lively teenager. She was diagnosed with Pre B Cell ALL In January of 2020 at the age of 17. On track to play at the collegiate level, she put her plans on hold while she received chemo treatment 1-2 times a week.
Her mother is a stay-at-home mom and her father is a pharmaceutical sales rep. Because of their private insurance high copay and deductible, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on her father’s income potential, the family had trouble paying their living expenses.
With the assistance of the Hands for Holly Memorial Fund, a grant was issued to help assist with their mortgage so they could focus on Breya's care.
In March of 2021, Breya’s mother provided us with an update:
“Breya achieved remission by day 29 [of treatment]! She finished frontline chemotherapy treatment in October of 2020 and moved on to maintenance. She remains in remission with very little side effects and is feeling pretty good.
She was able to play basketball her senior year of high school, and although it is a process to build her strength back up completely, we were blessed for her to be able to be on the court with her team. In November of 2020, Breya committed to Liberty University for basketball and will attend LU this fall. She is looking forward to regaining her full strength and speed, and it is improving each and every day!”
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