Miracle Story: Chloe
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Chloe Davison is getting ready to go into the fourth grade and can't wait. At 9 years old, she's silly, smart, hilarious and calls herself a fashionista.
"She got the name Chloe Jean the drama queen from my mother," Cynthia Davison says about her daughter.
But this girl wasn't always so energetic. For several months when Chloe was 5 years old, she complained of aches and pains, she would get fevers on and off and she was losing weight and not eating as much.
"We went to several different doctors, even Doernbecher. They did the standard testing and everything would come back normal, but even when we would leave the hospital, I would still feel uneasy because no one would give me an answer of why she was in pain," Cynthia remembers.
Blood work at the emergency room at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center showed Chloe had a blood infection. A few days later, a phone call from the pediatric oncologist confirmed Chloe had leukemia. Cynthia says luckily, the type of leukemia Chloe had could be treated at Asante.
Chloe had chemotherapy for about 2 and a half years. Chloe says while she remembers being sick, she doesn't like to talk about it because she's a new person, "that's my old self. I'm totally new now," she says.
Chloe is looking forward to school and says she has big plans for the future, "When I get older and graduate high school, I want to go to college and learn how to be a pediatrician."
There's still time to help fund Asante programs and Children's Miracle Network and help kids like Chloe. The Oregon Wine Experience is a huge wine event in Jacksonville. You can sign up for classes, attend a barrel auction, Miracle Auction and salmon bake, and finally a grand tasting. The grand tasting brings together 68 different Oregon wineries. The main events are August 22-28.