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Kacie Alyse Goodwin was born on July 23, 1993. Kacie is a special little girl who loves everyone and everything in life. She has a wonderful personality and she makes friends with everyone she meets.
If you know Kacie, it is difficult to tell but she is fighting a horrible illness that threatens her life. On April 21, 2001 Kacie was scheduled for a 7-year-old well checkup. That day was the beginning of a nightmare. Kacie’s blood counts; red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, were all very low. She was sent to King’s Daughters for further testing, which included a bone marrow aspiration. The diagnosis confirmed that Kacie has Fanconi Anemia (FA). Fanconi Anemia is a very rare disease that is primarily considered a blood disease, but it may also affect all systems of the body. Fanconi Anemia is an inherited anemia that may lead to bone marrow failure, known as Aplastic Anemia. The series of tests also confirmed that Kacie has Aplastic Anemia and will need a bone marrow transplant.
Kacie appears to be a perfectly healthy little girl and just like any other little girl her age . . . she loves to dance, sing, listen to music, play games, and make crafts. She really loves playing with friends and making new friends. She also enjoys swimming and karate. Kacie has a special love for her older sister, Erin, whom she looks up to.