Ayla’s Story

Patient Story
Ayla is one of the youngest patients we’ve ever seen. Her parents needed to change her diaper at least 15 times a day when she was only three months old. Early in her life, she could only consume her food through a tube in her stomach and had to visit the hospital every seven weeks to have an IV infusion. But thanks to your support, today she is 10 years old, and her disease is largely in remission. Instead of spending time in the hospital, she loves to dance. “It makes me so happy,” she told us. “And it allows my mind to go somewhere else when things have been stressful.”