It takes courage to laugh when logic dictates crying.
Despite her young age, Leah is a brave and powerful young girl with a positive attitude towards life.
The courageous young woman suffers from severe congenital neutropenia, a rare genetic disease that causes a deficiency of neutrophils in the bone marrow.
Neutrophils are white blood cells that assist the immune system by reducing inflammation.
As a result, people with severe congenital neutropenia are more vulnerable to infections and inflammation.
Additionally, about 40% of people with neutropenia have low bone density and an increased risk of osteoporosis.
An autoimmune disease in which donor stem cells cause damage to the recipient.
No parent wants to see their child undergo two bone marrow transplants in two years.
A video of Leah in recovery shows her singing, dancing, and smiling, demonstrating her optimistic attitude towards life.
Lindsay Chapman-Carroll, Leah’s mother, recorded her singing and dancing to Mandisa’s “Overcomer” from American Idol.
The footage is currently circulating on the internet. Leah appears to be having a great time in the video as she performs a song that means a lot to her.
Lindsay posted the adorable and comforting video of Leah on her Facebook page with the message: She is a survivor.