Sierra Pate’s Story

Published on June 13, 2011

Sierra Pate was 15 years old in 2008 when her doctor in Redding told her she was fine, but she knew differently. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lyphoma, sierra was flown to UCSF Children’s Hospital, where it was discovered she was “filled with cancer.” Despite chemotherapy and radiation, Sierra relapsed twice; fortunately Sierra’s sister, Heather, was a perfect bone marrow donor match. The treatment worked: Sierra is cancer free, and plans on becoming a pediatric oncology physician.”I think I have a shot at a very good life.”
The Pate family calls Family House “a lifesaver…a place that gives you strength and hope. They were with us every step of the way during the ups and downs of the past two years.”