Payton was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in October 2010, shortly after her 3rd birthday. Since then, she has had to endure numerous chemotherapy treatments and hospital stays at the University of Maryland Medical Center for several years.
Payton is in remission thankfully, and The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CCF) has made her stay a little easier. The modern rooms in The Children’s Cancer Foundation Pediatric Oncology Inpatient Unit are equipped with a flat screen television, a refrigerator, decorative murals and a game system.
Several years ago, the Family Waiting Area of The Children’s Cancer Foundation Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Clinic was remodeled. The Waiting Room is now freshly painted with new furniture and a flat screen television to help time go by a little faster while children like Payton wait for their appointments and treatments.
As of 2020, Payton is 12 and in fifth grade. She has a 20-year-old sister in college and 17–year-old brother. She active in softball, basketball and volleyball. She loves science and is learning to cook.