July 10, 2013 1:39 pm

Baby Molly, B.C.’s youngest leukemia patient at Children’s Hospital, passes away

Baby Molly Campbell, the youngest leukemia patient ever at BC Children’s Hospital, passed away Wednesday morning.

Molly, who was born in Victoria, was only one month old when she was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2010.

Her story captured the hearts and attention of people around the world, and her parents kept people informed on her progress on their blog.

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Molly underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, and the cancer went into remission. However, she relapsed one year later.

The leukemia cells had regenerated.

Recently Molly was receiving treatment at at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

In the last couple of days before she died, she struggled with her oxygen levels and doctors worked hard to make her as comfortable as possible and kept changing her position to help her breathe.

You can leave a message for Molly’s family on their blog.

Staff at BC Children’s Hospital were saddened to hear of Molly’s passing. They said in a statement “BC Children’s Hospital was saddened to hear of the passing of Baby Molly Campbell.  We extend our condolences to the Campbell family.”

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