On October 22nd 2010, we took our beautiful daughter Delaney in for an MRI scan on her hips as something was just not right. She was having trouble walking, getting tired very easy and unable to do regular activities.
During the scan Dr Deering let us know that we would have to be rushed to Children’s hospital as it was far more serious than we imagined. That evening we were care flighted over from St. Mary’s to Children’s hospital in Denver. There we were brought to the 7th floor, the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
After speaking with many Dr.’s and receiving many tests we were given the diagnosis of neuroblastoma. A solid tissue tumor that begins on the adrenal gland and is usually found in infants and toddlers.
Delaney has battled through 7 rounds of intense chemotherapy, a stem cell rescue, 20 rounds of radiation and is currently receiving, an antibody therapy that will attach itself to any remaining tumor cells in her body.
She is an amazing and strong little girl that has fought this battle with a smile. I couldn’t be more proud of her strength and courage that no child should ever have to face.