When Robyn Adams and her husband, Chris, were planning to move back to South Carolina from Texas, their son, Eli, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). “It shattered our world,” said Adams.
“Once we got to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in April 2015, it become apparent that this is where we are meant to be,” said Adams.
“The physicians, nurses and staff here treat us like family. They are an amazing team and so different from what we experienced in Texas.” While Eli’s course of treatment is expected to last 104 weeks, he recently reached the “maintenance phase” and comes for a lumbar puncture and testing every six weeks.
Eil adores the pet therapy dogs at Children’s Hospital and particularly loves Phoenix, Bear and Josh.
Eli is now 11 and has a brother, Jacob, 14. The family lives in Gilbert. “Childhood cancer is not anything I would ever wish to experience,” said Adams. “But if you focus on looking for the positive things, there have been way more good things to come out of this than bad. It has brought our family opportunities to see and experience the good in people. God has been right here with us.”