A few days before Thanksgiving 2020, Becky took her persistently tired, generally not-feeling-well, six-year-old daughter Joey to the doctor. Joey’s pediatrician ordered bloodwork. The next morning, Becky received the call that would turn her family’s lives upside down:
“Joey’s blood counts aren’t normal. Just to be safe, take her directly to the Emergency Room at Connecticut Children's…”
By December 11, Joey was on Day 17 of chemotherapy as she battled Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Becky recalls how hard it was to see kids waiting for their buses in their masks and PJs. She cried seeing KC101’s Adam Rivers deliver Dunkin' to Joey's teachers who were raising funds for PJ Day for the Kids in support of Connecticut Children's.