In November of 2006, at the young age of 16, Naomi Glenister was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and treated at University Hospital. She spent the next 2 years receiving chemotherapy, and endured over 40 trips to the operating room. During this time she also spent 2 months in the intensive care unit in a drug induced coma due to infection and high fevers.
“Today, Naomi is 19 years old, cancer-free, and able to walk with some support.”
This led to months of occupational therapy, learning how to once again use her hands, move her arms and learn to walk. Today, Naomi is 19 years old, cancer-free, and able to walk with some support. In June of 2009, she graduated with her high school class at Sandy Creek as a member of the National Honor Society. Naomi still has to make monthly visits to Golisano Children’s Hospital but her story is one of courage and hope!