Very High Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Dessalyn and her brother Gabriel, share a bond stronger then most siblings. Gabriel’s bone marrow saved his sister’s life.

Now in remission having enduring multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and  complications from her transplant; Dessalyn hasn’t let cancer take away her upbeat outlook on life.

Dessalyn dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. While she missed a lot of school while in the hospital, she has caught back up to her class and is grateful she is now healthy and can hang out with her friends.

CMN Hospitals Funds in Action: CMN Hospitals funds support the renovation of the hospitals Four North wing where patients like Dessalyn stay while receiving treatment for cancer.