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Olivia's Seventh Avenue Superstars



Olivia is a spunky, joy filled, seven-year-old first grader who loves horses, being a girl, and NOT being in the hospital - although she “loves the staff at Cook Children’s,” says her mother, Teresa.

Olivia’s journey started almost two year ago when she began having severe abdominal pain and cramping. After a month of doctor visits and misdiagnoses, she ended up in the emergency room at Cook Children’s Medical Center. An x-ray and ultrasound revealed two masses, one in Olivia’s stomach and the other in her chest. A CAT scan and blood work confirmed her family’s worst nightmare – Olivia was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. This blonde haired, blue eyed little girl began chemotherapy on June 8, 2017. During the course of her treatment, Olivia went through an abdominal resection, several bone marrow aspirations and numerous ultrasounds, x-rays, PET scans, CT scans and MRIs.

Today, Olivia is out of the hospital, growing her hair back, riding horses again and enjoying all the things a little girl should be enjoying. She will continue to follow up with her doctors on a regular basis.


Olivia's Seventh Avenue Superstars are gearing up for this year's neuroblastoma walk, The Blast. We are so excited that Olivia is our Seventh Avenue team champion again! By participating in the event, you can make a huge difference in the lives of Cook Children's patients and families, like Olivia, who are fighting neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer.

Register today then meet us at Clearfork's Heart of the Ranch on Saturday, March 23rd and run/walk the 5K at 8:00 am or join the 1-mile fun-run at 8:15. Local Fort Worth food vendors will be on site to help celebrate this special event.

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a generous donation in honor of Olivia. All funds raised will benefit the neuroblastoma program at Cook Children's.




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