Kid Captain is a partnership between Children’s of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels to salute pediatric patients. Their inspirational stories remind us just how truly courageous these young people are.

This week’s Children’s of Mississippi Kid Captain is Kate Cox of Madison.

When Kate was 15 months old, a bone marrow biopsy at Children’s Cancer Center confirmed she had Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Her parents, Tisha and Adam, said the team at Children’s worked tirelessly to heal Kate and make her stay as comfortable as possible during treatment. That included giving her time to play in a room full of fun toys and games, where she could just be a kid, and forget cancer.

Kids who have Down Syndrome, like Kate, are at higher risk for developing leukemia. Fortunately, they also have high rates for a cure. The news has been very good for Kate, because her treatment was successful. She continues to go every six months for blood work at Children’s Cancer Center, and has now been in remission for 4 and a half years.

Kate loves gymnastics, dancing, and swimming. But most importantly she LOVES OLE MISS!

Have fun at Saturday’s game, Kate! Your friends at Children’s of Mississippi are cheering for you!

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