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Loving Life: Toddler, family come through battle with cancer

While getting her picture taken last week, 2-year-old Lois Hogan clapped, laughed, bounced and blew kisses, her bald head the only sign that she’d recently endured months of chemotherapy and survived a battle with cancer.

“She loves life, my little pumpkin,” her mother, Catherine Hogan, said in an interview last week.

Lois, who has Down syndrome, was born seven weeks premature with transitive myeloproliferative disorder (TMD), Hogan said. Only children with Down syndrome get TMD; essentially, Lois was born with leukemia cells in her body, she said. When those cells are in the body at birth, she said, the cells will either do nothing or develop into leukemia.

Read more here: Loving Life: Toddler, family come through battle with cancer | Village News: Chesterfield County, Virginia’s Community News.

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