There is a reason updates have been few and far between the last few days. My daughter Essence, who has been in the hospital battling leukemia since January 12th, is finally back home. After a successful stem cell transplant and over five months of recovery time, she was finally cleared for release on November 25th.
My daughter’s final day in the hospital was captured by the Today Show, who along with singer Rachel Platten, courtesy of Musicians on Call, was on hand to help her celebrate the big day.
I’d like to thank all of you who sent prayers and wished my daughter luck when I posted about her fight earlier this year. Those prayers and positive thoughts worked. We are thankful, we are grateful, and we are blessed.
Thank you all for sending me messages and asking for updates. Yes, Essence went back into the hospital exactly one week later. She came down with an infection and went into septic shock. She was rushed to the hospital quickly, and while it was touch-and-go, my daughter is alive and out of the intensive care after a 4-day stay.
We’ll keep everyone update on her progress daily via her Go Fund Me Page.
Feel free to leave kind words. Donations not required. My daughter is extremely spiritual and more than anything she feeds off of positivity.