Lorelei rings the bell

Seven-year-old Lorelei Partin completed her treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is ready to be a regular kid again.

Lorelei Partin, second from the left, and her family.

August 14, 2019

Seven-year-old Lorelei Partin completed her treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is ready to be a regular kid again.

Lorelei was at the N.C. Cancer Hospital’s pediatric hematology-oncology clinic Aug. 13, where she was given the all-clear by her care team, including UNC Lineberger’s Thomas Alexander, MD, and Diana Gordon, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON. On the way out of the clinic, she needed to do one last thing – ring the bell to celebrate finishing her last chemotherapy appointment.

Surrounded by family, friends and a team of doctors, nurses and staff at the who all wished her well, she and her mom read the following words before ringing the bell: “Ring this bell three times well/ its toll to clearly say/ my treatment’s done/ this course is run/ and I am on my way.”

Lorelei was also treated to some special guests, UNC-Chapel Hill’s a cappella group the Loreleis, who sang songs in her honor. But the best sound of all was the peal of the bell, letting everyone know Lorelei was leaving leukemia in the past and ready to look ahead to her future.

Read more about Lorelei’s cancer journey and her family’s commitment to help other families who have a child being treated for cancer.

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