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XMAS PARTAY! – Fleetwood Social Pub (Old 97 St Pub)
December 19, 2014 @ 8:00 am - December 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Present the cheque to the Miracle on 97 St.
At six years old Taylor has been through a lot already in her life. When she was four years old her father accidentally shot & taken from her. If that wasn’t enough for her to endure on September 10, 2014 she was diagnosed with cancer. Taylor had been experiencing lots of pain so her mother, Andrea took her into emergency. After being sent home several times telling her it was a bladder infection and nothing to worry about they finally did an ultrasound. To Andreas surprise they had discovered Taylor had a large tumor on her right kidney.
On Sunday, September 14, they had to travel to Calgary for an appointment early the following morning at Children’s Hospital. It was then that they did a CT scan and it had showed the tumor had moved into her lungs. Taylor was put on a wait list immediately to have her first biopsy on one of the tumors in her lungs. Unfortunately they did not get enough tissue so she had to fast yet again for another biopsy. For the second biopsy they made a small incision on her belly to get at her kidney. For a second time the biopsy came back not readable but told the family there’s no doubt about it being cancerous. The question is what kind. The third biopsy was very invasive for poor Taylor. They had to make an incision and go into her lungs with a camera and remove one full tumor. Taylor then had to have a chest tube into her lungs to help with air bubbles and stop her lungs from possibly collapsing. The tube helps by keeping her lungs pressurized properly. Taylor was also receiving chemotherapy throughout this whole process and dealing with the side effects and pain. On Tuesday September 30, they found out that Taylor has a Wilms tumor. A Wilms tumor is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. Andrea will be allowed to take Taylor home, however they have had to move in with a friend to lessen their bills because Andrea will no longer be able to work.
It will be a full time job taking care of Taylor at home while she receives treatment. Andrea and Taylor will have to make a three hour drive to Calgary every Monday for Taylor to receive chemotherapy. After six weeks of treatment they will do another CT scan to see if the chemotherapy is working. If it is they will continue on until the tumors are small enough to be removed. After removing the tumors Taylor will continue on with chemotherapy until all the cancer is gone. They are optimistic this treatment will work but Taylor and Andrea have a long bumpy road ahead of them. There is a Facebook page called Prayers for Taylor which allows friends and family to be updated on what is happening and so people can send their love and prayers to Taylor and Andrea through this hard time.
Taylor lost her father at four years old and on September 10, 2014 she was diagnosed with cancer. She now has to make a three hour trip every Monday to receive chemotherapy at Calgary Children’s Hospital. She has a long bumpy road ahead of her, hopefully to a full recovery.
We will also have another little surprise for a special friend of ours which I can’t announce. He too has had a very tough go the past several years and I have always wanted to help him if I could and this is the perfect time to do so as he is struggling with many illnesses including MS, heart difficulties and can’t get around for appts. I would announce who it is but…it’s a surprise for Christmas!
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