Meet Scarlett: 2019 GABR Star

Scarlett's family shares the story of her unexpected illness and miraculous recovery. 

Just days after celebrating her third birthday in February 2018, Scarlett Schneider experienced a pulmonary hemorrhage and went into cardiac arrest.

In what felt like an instant, Scarlett’s parents, Becky and Sheldon, saw their little princess go from singing and dancing to fighting for her life. Scarlett was airlifted to Sanford Children's Fargo for urgent medical care. 

For the next three months, Scarlett remained in critical condition in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). During that time, she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease uncommon in children her age. The life-threatening complications she suffered as a result were even rarer.

Slowly but surely, with the expert care of her medical team, Scarlett made a full recovery. For Scarlett to come back from such a poor prognosis is just one example of the miracles made possible by Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s Fargo.

Today, the Schneider family is celebrating Scarlett's health. She'll always need treatment to control her lupus, but their caring and brave little girl is back to her spunky self.

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