Ava MacNeill

Ava MacNeill was a happy every day kid until she began to show some troubling symptoms.

“It started with a few different things,” says her mother, April. “My belly hurts, I don’t feel good Mom” and then, “My leg hurts Mom”.  Once the situation began to escalate Ava told her mother that her bed was no longer comfortable, and then her mouth broke out in cold sores.

April says Ava’s symptoms came on quite quickly.

After an examination by her doctors, Ava was diagnosed with a form of leukemia – a diagnosis April says she wasn’t prepared for.  “It felt like someone hit me,” says Ava’s mother.

Despite long and difficult treatment, Ava stayed strong and was soon able to come back home to PEI to receive her care at the QEH.

Dealing with leukemia has been very difficult for Ava and her family, but April feels the compassionate, loving care Ava receives at the QEH keeps them going.

“This hospital has provided my family, not only with medical care, but with emotional support to help ease our situation”.