Harper returns to school and soccer amid cancer battle



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Harper Booram was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2022. Her mom, Laura, recalls the day she and her husband got the news they had to rush Harper to Riley Children’s Health.

“We both took her in and took our turns crying in our masks,” Laura said. “We were trying to keep her from getting overwhelmed or stressed out.”

Harper quickly started chemotherapy. She had to visit Riley weekly for treatment. Her cancer journey meant missing out on school and the activities she loves.

It’s been a long road.

Now, she’s moved on to the next phase of her cancer journey. She visits Riley monthly for maintenance treatment. Harper has returned to school and to the soccer field.

“Honestly, every day I feel like I feel more normal because I’m growing my hair back and I really felt the feeling of being able to do stuff that other people get to do that don’t have cancer,” Harper said.

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Allison M. Yancey, MD, MS

Pediatric Hematology - Oncology