Name: Leighton Kathryn Bracken
Age: 3 years old
Parents: John Bracken & Katie (Cooke) Bracken
Hospital: Winnipeg Children’s Hospital
Illness: Stage 4 neuroblastoma (as of March 3, 2018)
Current Status: Round 2 of chemo is complete. Leighton graciously fought through her second out of six rounds of chemo this past week!
A 3-year-old girl named Leighton Kathryn Bracken was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer.
Upon receiving this devastating news, John and Katie both took immediate leaves from their respective careers.
The father, John has basically been living at the hospital 24/7 right by his daughter’s side while Katie has split her time between Leighton and raising their 1-year-old daughter Hazel.
Her parents, John Bracken & Katie (Cooke) Bracken, have been caring for Leighton at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital alongside many diligent medical professionals. Leighton has already finished her first round of Chemotherapy.
According to Doctors, the family’s road ahead is long and rocky as Leighton will have to endure a minimum of 1.5 years of intensive treatments and surgeries followed by years of followups and other procedures. She will be spending the majority of her time in a hospital.
This young family’s road ahead is long and uncertain, with the real possibility of having to explore costly alternative treatment options. It is difficult to predict where this journey will take them or for how long.
Any contribution to help Leighton and her family would be more than appreciated. Please find it in your heart to support this beautiful family in any way you can.