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Taylor Mack

Magee, MS | Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

After playing football with her cousins, Taylor Mack was complaining of leg pain.

At first, her family thought it was a playtime injury, but when the 3-year-old began to run a fever, her mother, Theresa Mack took her to Children’s of Mississippi experts at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

There Taylor was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer. During her cancer battle, Taylor developed double pneumonia and was on life support, spending three weeks in the pediatric intensive care unit at Batson Children’s Hospital.

“She was diagnosed Sept. 25, 2015, and in November, she began to be in remission,” Theresa said. “She continued treatment through February 2018. Now we see Dr. Laura Newman at the Children’s Cancer Center every two months, and her test results are all good!”

Today, Taylor, now 7, is a first-grader. “She loves school, reading, riding her bike and playing with dolls,” Theresa said. “She is healthy and flourishing!”