February 19th marked one year since our daughter Aida was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. It has been a long journey for our family with upwards of 150 days spent in VCU’s Children’s Hospital or VCU’s outpatient oncology for kids called the Nelson Clinic. Aida’s treatment has progressed well; but with many bumps in the road. She’s lost her hair three times, her body has blown up from the steroids, she had roughly 15 spinal taps, many different chemo drugs and much more. Fortunately we’re now in her maintenance phase of treatment as of this January. This maintenance phase will last another three years with continued visits to the Nelson Clinic with more chemo and spinal taps. We’re very hopeful of her continued progress; but always concerned about how her body will continue to react to treatments in the near future.
Aida has a younger brother, Patrick who is now 10 years old. She has many passions in addition to her excellent school work. She’s an accomplished softball pitcher that plays both Spring and Fall ball with Tuckahoe Little League. Aida also has an enormous love of animals, especially horses. Aida is a great artist. She picked this passion up from her grandfather. Other interests of hers are golf, the beach, her four dogs and many, many other things. She’s shy by nature but very sure of herself. Aida has been exceptional throughout her treatment. She’s always positive and patient when feeling well. She truly is exceptional.
ASK 5k & Fun Walk
Aida’s strength and the love and support of her family and friends will get her through this difficult journey. Aida and our family and friends are so moved by the support of the ASK Foundation that we have decided to do the ASK 5K & Fun Walk fundraiser again this year. Come join Aida and AIDA’S ARMY to help raise money again for such a great cause!
AIDA’S ARMY was the highest fundraising team ever last year! Please help us continue the tradition by supporting Aida and the ASK Foundation.
Join AIDA’S ARMY
There are two steps to join AIDA’S ARMY:
- Click here to register for the ASK 5K & Fun Walk to do the walk with us on Saturday, April 22nd at the Diamond. Supporting ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation.
- Order your team t-shirt below to represent Team Aida’s Army! Supporting Connor’s Heroes Foundation.
We look forward to seeing everyone there! Thanks so much for all of your support and for supporting such a great cause as the ASK Foundation!!