4-year-old girl celebrating after completing cancer treatment at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital

A 4-year-old girl recently rang the doorbell and celebrated after completing all of her cancer treatments at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU Health. “We’re ringing the bell for her final chemotherapy,” Kerri Jones said. Kerri and Richard Jones said their sweet daughter, Shayanna, who was diagnosed at a young age, was terrifying. “Some of the hardest times. Some of the hardest times,” Kerri said. Shayanna had an extremely rare disease and it was a tough fight. “Shayanna has a disease called HLH, which is short for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis,” says Dr. Laura Rooms, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist. Rooms said Shayanna had a really tough year. “She had to come every two weeks for a year to receive chemotherapy,” Rooms said. But no one gave up. all the time,” Kerri said. Shayanna was recently allowed to leave the hospital, but first she had to ring the bell to beat cancer. “That’s why I’m doing this. That’s why we’re all here,” said Rooms. After some cheers and chants, motorcyclists from Riders United 4 Children, a national organization dedicated to helping families of those in need, escorted Shayanna home. And she smiled all the way home.

A 4-year-old girl recently rang the doorbell and celebrated after completing all of her cancer treatments at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU Health.

“We’re ringing the bell for her final chemotherapy,” Kerri Jones said.

Kerri and Richard Jones said it was terrifying to be diagnosed with their sweet daughter Shayanna at a young age.

“Some of the hardest times. Some of the hardest times,” Kerri said.

Shayanna had an extremely rare disease and it was an uphill battle.

“Shayanna has a disease called HLH, which is short for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis,” said Dr. Laura Rooms, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist.

Rooms said Shayanna had a really tough year.

“She had to come every two weeks for a year to receive chemotherapy,” Rooms said.

But no one gave up.

“We just believe we know God has had her all along,” Kerri said.

Shayanna was recently allowed to leave the hospital, but first she had to ring the bell to beat cancer.

“That’s why I’m doing this. That’s why we’re all here,” said Rooms.

After some cheers and chants, motorcyclists from Riders United 4 Children, a national organization dedicated to helping families of the needy, brought Shayanna home. And she smiled all the way home.

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