“Noor has cancer.”
These were not words her mother expected to hear about her active, bubbly 7-year-old daughter. The school girl first-grader was busy with school, lessons and practice when her mother discovered a lump on the side of the child’s face. Antibiotics didn’t resolve the swelling, and when two more lumps appeared, more tests were ordered for NOOR. “I knew it was something serious, but I didn’t expect cancer,” says to her Mother. “When I got the call, I literally fell to the ground. I will never forget that day.” Lab diagnoses nearly 70 children like Noor each year with cancer. Her disease, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), is one of the most common childhood cancers, and treatment typically includes two to three years of chemotherapy. She needs urgent cancer treatment for her rapidly growing lymphoblastic leukemia.