UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | October 01, 2022

St. George Toddler Beating the Odds Against Leukemia

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Little girls are said to be made of sugar, spice and everything nice, and Taleah Stevenson of St. George is no exception.

Taleah’s mother, Tosha, described her daughter’s personality as bubbly.

“She’s always been the kind of kid that is posing and smiling and dancing and talking to strangers and wanting to be part of everything.”

Taleah enjoys many activities but there is nothing she loves more than dancing.

“She loves to dance. She loves listening to music, dancing and shaking her booty, showing off and she wants everyone to watch,” Tosha said.

But this cold Christmas season, while other parents worry about the seasonal flu, the Stevenson’s have much bigger problems. Taleah was diagnosed with Leukemia just a few months ago.

Tosha said, “ I honestly thought there is no way that my child could have Leukemia.”

Now the family is focused on getting Taleah through her chemotherapy and back to good health. Taleah travels to Primary Children’s Hospital once a week and the Stevenson’s said they are grateful for all the help and support the’ve received from friends, family and the community.

The Stevenson’s have a blog named togetherfortaleah.blogspot.com with information on Taleah’s progress and details on how the community can help. Despite her illness Taleah has kept her infectious smile and sweet personality as a beacon of hope for those who love her.