Good Hood Club

The Alyssa Hoodie

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**Please note: this item is listed as a pre-order. Pre-orders can be expected to be shipped in the next 2-4 weeks. Pre-orders will be open from now until Friday, July 16th at 5:00PM.

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The Alyssa Hoodie is named in honour of POGO ambassador, Alyssa. Alyssa was diagnosed with a acute lymphoblastic leukemia. To further complicate matters, It was discovered that she had a rare genetic mutation, present in only 1-2% of children with cancer are known to complicate treatment outcomes.

Check out the entire story below:

Alyssa was sick and had twenty ear infections before she was even two years old. Each time her doctors treated her, she would seem fine, but then the cycle would start again. The month before she was diagnosed, she had pains, shakes, low-grade fevers and went from being a non-cuddler to always wanting to be on her mom’s lap. The family was in and out of their local hospital many times, but it wasn’t until an emergency care doctor ordered blood work that they realized her hemoglobin levels were dangerously low. Alyssa was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. To further complicate matters, it was discovered that she had a rare genetic mutation, present in only 1-2% of children with cancer and known to complicate treatment outcomes.

Alyssa responded well to chemo right away, but she has had several hiccups and complications since then. We are constantly in and out of the city for tests and treatment and visiting the POGO Satellite Clinic in Orillia for blood work. We are very fortunate that our community has rallied around us, fundraising to support our family and help with the additional expenses that we could never have expected. - Roberta

POGO Satellite Clinics work in partnership with the child’s primary treatment team at one of the five hospitals with a specialized childhood cancer program in Ontario to provide integrated, seamless care for children and youth diagnosed with cancer.

 

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