At the age of 8, Kambri Albright began to experience back pain and exhaustion. After a few visits to doctors with little result, Kambri’s mother, Patty Hammond, insisted that blood work be done. Kambri was diagnosed with leukemia, with complicating genetic factors.The blood tests revealed that Kambri had what is called monosomy 7. She underwent stem cell transplant, chemotherapy and radiation. All of these intensive treatments took a toll on the young girl. For 100 days she was required to stay close to the hospital for continued monitoring. As she nears the end of her 100 days, doctors say things are looking very good for Kambri. The article concludes with a link to donate to CHFkids, a childhood cancer charity.
- Kambri Albright, an 8 year old eastern Oklahoma girl, made an unplanned visit to Oklahoma City and stayed for over three months.
- Kambri’s mother insisted on blood tests for her daughter and the results came back positive for leukemia with two chromosomal abnormalities.
- After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Kambri received a stem cell transplant and after 100 days was able to return to her family.
“Hammond says those first visits to the doctor were inconclusive, but Kambri’s pain and exhaustion continued.”