Anna Seely and her family are among the many that have been helped by the CCA.
LAKE OSWEGO, OR (KPTV) -
Some of the most vocal supporters of the Children’s Cancer Association are families who never imagined they would need the group’s services.
The Seely family of Lake Oswego found this out around two years ago.
After their daughter Anna was sick for weeks and had been to the doctor five times, the family was shocked to discover she had leukemia.
Her first chemo treatment was on Christmas Eve, and after she face five months of treatments.
That is when the CCA stepped in with the MyMusicRx program.
"They came in twice a week, and they brought instruments and they played music and just asked if I wanted to play an instrument and I asked for the drums," Anna said.
CCA also provided Anna with a Chemo Pal to help pass the time and give her parents a break.
Anna, now in remission, is healthy and happy now, and her parents are grateful for the efforts of the CCA.
"People underestimate the power of joy when you're going through a difficult time,” Anna’s mother Kim explained. “We're playing, we're having fun and we're not thinking about what we're going through. It does make a difference.”