Cheyenne Oujezdsky is 6 years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on February 18, 2016.
Prior to Cheyenne being diagnosed, she was a spunky, fun-loving, adventurous little girl. A big surprise, nothing has changed! Cheyenne has not let the beautiful smile on her face leave for one second since her diagnosis.
Cheyenne is the little sister of Ethan Oujezdsky and the daughter of Jonathan and Sheena Oujezdsky. Three months before Cheyenne was diagnosed her father Jonathan passed away suddenly. Her father’s passing along with her cancer diagnosis has truly exposed the amount of strength and resilience Cheyenne has. Through heartbreak and sickness, she has risen above all odds.
Cheyenne is currently in the maintenance phase of her chemotherapy. She receives intravenous chemo once a month with a spinal tap every three months and oral chemo daily. Unfortunately, Cheyenne has been struggling to receive her full amount of chemotherapy because her body does not metabolize it the way she needs to. She currently is only able to handle 50% of the dose she needs. Any more will make her terribly sick and nonfunctional. Cheyenne has had to go weeks without any chemotherapy to allow her body to regain strength, therefore, setting her back on her roadmap of medication.
However, this does not mean she is not beating cancer because as of her last spinal tap, she is not showing any signs of Leukemia. Cheyenne’s last treatment is a spinal tap and a bone marrow biopsy scheduled for May 9th. Our family is over the moon excited for her to complete this treatment so she can finally do all the things she wants to do. Swimming all day is #1 on her list. Cheyenne is currently a kindergartner and is a part of Girl Scout Troop 6371. Cheyenne is surrounded by amazing support from a loving and wonderful group of family and friends.