Harley Markee shows off the “Kung Fu Snipe”—her mascot for her treatment—at Rocky Mountain Children’s Hospital on Monday. (Courtesy photo)
Harley Markee diagnosed with leukemia
Harley Markee, 11, was diagnosed with leukemia last Friday.
She is a sixth grader at Chase County Schools and is the daughter of Brad Markee and Melissa Markee.
Markee is the middle daughter, with an older sister, eighth-grader Hailey and third-grader Hayden, both of CCS.
Harley completed the school day Friday at CCS but had a doctor’s appointment at the Chase County Clinic after, with complaints of fatigue and feeling “sluggish.”
“Based on blood results, (the clinic) suggested that she be transferred to Rocky Mountain Children’s Hospital in Denver,” her aunt Jessica (Markee) Framke said.
Framke is also in Denver with Markee.
Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow, the substance inside of bones that makes blood cells.
The type of leukemia Markee has was unknown as of Wednesday. Doctors at Children’s are working with The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to determine the exact type.
Framke said the family is grateful for the thoughts and prayers they’ve received. Their main priority is getting Harley healthy and back home, so they are requesting no donations or fundraisers.
Markee’s treatment mascot is a “Kung Fu Snipe.
Team Harley shirts will be available at Platinum T-Shirt and Embroidery soon, Framke added.
Cards can be sent to Harley Markee, Attn: Pediatrics, 2001 N High St, Denver, CO 80205.