Because Alijah Ellingson was determined to talk again.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia didn’t stand a chance. Not against University of Minnesota Physicians and the spirit of one amazing child.
It wasn’t until Alijah’s family sought care through University of Minnesota Physicians that they uncovered the reason Alijah stopped walking. What was causing this once normal, bouncy little boy to suddenly revert to crawling was leukemia.
Beating Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), the most common leukemia in children, requires a well-coordinated approach. Thanks to inventive research, rigorous testing and advanced treatments developed at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota, we are one of the nation’s leaders in clinical trials for ALL and set protocols for curing ALL patients throughout the world.
Now, what was once thought incurable, is considered a very treatable disease.