2016 Miracle Ambassador
At the age of 9, Peyton was diagnosed with low risk pre B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After hearing the diagnoses, Peyton’s parents, Kelly and Steve, immediately requested Peyton be transferred to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Peyton began her treatment as an in-patient for four weeks at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Her treatment consisted of high doses of steroids and chemotherapy. Peyton become a temporary diabetic during her treatment plan and had to test her own blood sugar multiple times a day for three plus weeks. Mommy even became brave enough to administer Peyton’s insulin injections after each meal.
Twenty-eight days after Peyton was admitted into the hospital for treatment her bone marrow biopsy was sent and the results indicated Peyton had zero leukemia cells. Peyton was in remission! Peyton will continue her treatment protocol for two more years making visits to the outpatient clinic monthly for treatment and spinal taps every three months. She takes medicine at home nightly, including monthly steroid doses.
Peyton loves amusement parks, singing, ice skating, dancing and acting. Her favorite role was playing Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka because she got to blow up into a huge blueberry on stage while singing. Peyton thrives in front of a live audience. Her favorite memory of 2012 was when she (6 years old), walked for Ola Style in Kansas City Fashion Week.
Peyton’s favorite singers are Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, and Rachel Platten. She enjoys spending time with her little sister Taylor and watching her play hockey for the St. Louis Lady Cyclones. Peyton aspires to eventually join Taylor on the ice and become a Lady Cyclone!