A HealthBeat Special Series

'I didn't fight alone'

As 7-year-old Naomi Wilke battles two forms of leukemia, she must undergo months of treatment far from home. But she and her mother find strength from a new family—her medical caregivers.

Health Beat Special Series
Patient Story

‘So happy I could cry’

For Naomi, progress after her bone marrow transplant means strawberries and bike rides.

Patient Story

‘Think about the good things’

Naomi, 7, has advice for other cancer patients after she emerges from a month of isolation for her bone marrow transplant.

Patient Story

‘This is cancer? It can’t be’

Naomi Wilke, a 7-year-old from Torch Lake, battles two forms of leukemia at once.