Norah, Singer and Cancer Fighter, Takes Comfort in Music


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and all month we’ll be sharing stories about our patients and providers. 

This week, Tricia Price shares the story of her 2-year-old daughter Norah, who has Down syndrome and was diagnosed with transient myeloproliferative disorder, which can be a precursor to acute myeloid leukemia (AML), soon after she was born. 

“When she was almost 2, her blood tests showed abnormal results, and a bone marrow biopsy confirmed that she had developed AML,” Tricia said. 
“Norah went through six rounds of chemotherapy between September 2016 and April 2017. She spent a lot of days and nights in Children’s Hospital, and the staff members were wonderful. They took good care of Norah and made our whole family as comfortable as possible.” 

Norah is a happy kid, and some of her biggest smiles come from being tickled, singing songs and eating pizza. 

“What made Norah smile the most while she was in the hospital was music therapy with Emily Herzog,” Tricia said. 

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