Meet my great-great-niece, Whitley who was diaginosed with Neuroblastoma when she was only a few months old. She is an awesome little girl with the sweetest smile and contagious laugh. She has been undergoing treatment for this aweful disease valently.
Cook Children's Neuroblastoma program is a leader in providing diagnosis and treatment for patients with neuroblastoma.
Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer that usually occurs in infants and young children and, occasionally, even before a child is born. It begins in the nerve tissue outside the brain where a solid tumor is formed by special nerve cells called neuroblasts. Normally, these cells would grow and mature into functioning nerve cells, but in neuroblastoma, they grow into cancer cells instead. It often starts in the adrenal glands, just above the kidneys, in the neck, chest or spinal cord.
Please contribute to our walk so we can help Cook Childrens Hospital find a cure for this disease that attacks little ones, like Whitley. No family wants to get the call that their baby has this disease. We all love Whitley and pray our Lord and Savior will heal her.
We walk for Whitley and other babies who are currently fighting Neuroblastoma and for those who will be diagnosed in the future.