Kearston

August 28, 2012 Kearston Albert of Fort Kent ME, was diagnosed with VHRALL (very high risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia) She underwent treatment that lasted until December 25th of 2014. July 6th of 2015 Kearston relapsed. Receiving a bone marrow transplant was inevitable and the goal was to get her into remission first. Mom Sheri, Dad Michael, big sister Robin and older brothers Ian and Gavin were tested for a match. Robin ended up being the perfect match. Kearston was scheduled for 3 cycles of chemotherapy but was only able to complete 2 because of complications resulting in 2 different serious infections forcing the radiation to be given earlier than planned. With radiation being completed in 7 days she received her bone marrow donation from her sister on the 28th of October 2015. Things went better than expected and Kearston ended up going back home in January with monthly visits to Boston, MA and Brewer, ME. In late September it was discovered in Boston that her platelet count had dropped which ended in discovering with a bone marrow test done in Brewer, ME that the leukemia had returned. A new style treatment was started called Blinatumomab which is a bispecific T-cell engager.  It was not having the effects that they hoped for, so this treatment was stopped. They are praying to get her into another clinical trial that may beat this once and for all.