Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss, and possible bowel obstruction. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, and tiredness. Crohn's disease is caused by a combination of environmental, immune and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. It results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.
Hailey was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Novemeber of 2011. ALL is the most curable, common childhood cancer. Hailey's cancer was going to be easy to treat. Well in June of 2012, Hailey became weaker and her kindeys shut down. Hailey developed a severe infection called Septic Shock. She was placed in the PICU. She slipped into a coma and in July of 2012, Sweet Hailey passed away. She was only 9 years old. Leukemia is curable and common among other childhood cancers, but is the leading cause in death of children under the age of 10. Donate to cancer research so no other child like Hailey will have to suffer.