McKenzie May was a very precocious two-year-old! She was a joy, but very strong willed. Her family would soon find out why God had made her such a fighter! She had never been a very good sleeper, but in January 2008, just a month before her third birthday, she began sleeping round the clock.
Our son was the definition of a happy 8 month old baby. He was growing, crawling and pulling up on things. On April 8 2009, He was diagnosed with an ear infection at the pediatrician’s office.
Emily Kate Wooddin was always a healthy, active little girl and rarely experienced any health concerns. So when she became extremely unwell in October 2009, we knew something was seriously wrong with our daughter.
Jessica Jo Jury was always a happy child with a deep chuckle and a very caring heart. On December 17, 1990, Jessica Jo was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma.
On October 2, 2007, Chase Ringler was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. He was always healthy rarely experiencing even a cold. One day he woke up with a stiff neck and the next day we discovered he had Stage 4 cancer.
On October 17, 2005, Cooper Cates went to his 6 month old well check at his pediatrician’s office. As part of the normal checkup, Cooper’s doctor was feeling his abdomen. His face became still and his demeanor changed. Cooper’s liver and spleen were quite enlarged due to either anemia or a tumor. He was sent immediately to MUSC’s oncology unit to undergo testing. His scans revealed a large mass in his abdomen and his liver looked like Swiss cheese. Cooper’s liver was taken over by tumors.