Early last month, 5-year-old Serenity Edmondson of Big Spring was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells.
Serenity’s mother, Chasity Edmondson, advised that Serenity will have to undergo 2 and half years of treatment. For the first 6 months they'll be commuting to the clinic every week. Her treatment days had been on Tuesday, but beginning September 12th Serenity's chemo days will be on Thursdays.
On August 17th, Serenity was re-admitted into Children’s Covenant hospital in and due to a bone marrow infection.
Multiple fundraisers have been organized to help Serenity’s family. One of which is a Rag Ball Tournament on Sept. 14-15th, 2019 in Coahoma. For more information, text Kelli at 512-695-6731.
September is Leukemia Awareness Month. The public is asked to wear orange every Thursday this month to show support for Serenity on her chemo days. Those who participate are asked to post a photo to social media with the hashtag #SerenityStrong so Serenity can see the amount of support that she has from her community.