Selena was the miracle child of the family. She was born 3 months premature in November, 1986. She barely lived throughout the first year of her life, but somehow, by the grace of God, she pulled through.
We noticed something was not right, as she was very stiff and rigid, with some other startling symptoms. She was diagnosed several weeks after her birth with Cerebral Palsy.
We came to know about her having leukemia because for a couple of months she was throwing up off and on for no apparent reason. She lost a lot of weight, and just was very listless. But she refused to go to the doctor, saying it was "nothing". We listened to her, which we shouldn't have, because she finally ended up in the emergency room after fainting. They ran some tests and told us something was seriously wrong. They kept her for observation for several days and finally called an oncologist in to look at her results. He told us that she had an advanced stage of leukemia.