Sunshine for Sophia

$17,110 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 161 people in 81 months
Sophia is a beautiful seven year old little girl who has been diagnosed with a rare form of soft tissue cancer. She has rhabdomyosarcoma behind her right eye. There are only 350 cases of this type of cancer diagnosed each year. The chemo is making her feel awful and last week she had to get a feeding tube as she is losing weight. She is normally a very happy, spunky little girl, and this battle is very hard for her. She is her parents only child, and they love her dearly. We are starting this site in hope of helping her family with all the additional expenses they are accruing. With no family in the area, one parent needs to be with her at all times, and one income is not enough to get through the coming months. We hope that this site will give the family the ability to focus on Sophia without worrying about their finances. Please keep Sophia in your thoughts and prayers.

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Some of you already heard the good news, but in case you didn't, Sophia had a whole body scan on Friday and she is CANCER FREE!!! She will get a scan every three months for now and the Drs. will keep an eye on the other non cancerous tumors (NF1) and continue to moniter the area where the cancer was. She got her pic lines out on Tuesday and is one happy camper. The Drs. are concerned about her weight as although she is eating, it will be awhile until she gains back what she lost during treatment. They will keep the feeding tube for awhile to aid in her weight gain. On the plus side, she is not nauseated very often due to the medication she is taking.

She has been so brave during this whole treatment program and her parents have been her rock!!

The photo is Sophia soon after getting her pic lines out. She looks so happy!! Click on the photo to enlarge.
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SOPHIA and her Parents are HOME!! They arrived yesterday at noon. It was so wonderful to see them when I picked them up at the airport. They all were very tired and exhausted from this whole ordeal but thrilled to be home.

Sophia has a whole body scan on Friday to make sure that the cancer is gone, so please keep Sophia and her parents in your prayers.

The children at Sophias old daycare helped make the welcome sign in the photo. They really enjoyed doing something nice for their friend. We all want to see her, but right now the family needs a little down time to get back in the "swing" of things.

WELCOME HOME THOMPSONS!!!
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Sophia has finished her treatment in Oklahoma and will be home on the 4th of December!! She has had a long haul and we are all so happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel. She will have a full body scan shortly after getting home, and we are all praying that we will receive good news.

The whole family is very tired out and are excited to come home and sleep in their own beds. They said they have made some wonderful new friends and can't thank the Drs, Nurses and all the staff at Pro Cure who cared for Sophia enough. They helped make a difficult situation a lot more tolerable.

I am adding a photo of Sophia adding her handprint to the kids wall. She looks VERY happy!!To view the photo just click on it and it will enlarge.
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I am sorry it's been so long since I have done an update. Life gets busy and you fall behind.

Everything has been going along pretty well for Sophia and her parents. She is doing very well on the new medication and it is really helping with her nausea and vomiting. The one little bump in the road is that she needed a blood transfusion on Friday. Her doctors felt that her hemo levels were a little low so she spent most of Friday in the hospital. She got her radiation and chemo, then had the transfusion. The one happy note is that she does not have to have chemo again until Dec. 7th here in Seattle. I think there is one chemo after that, and then she will be closely monitered.

We all miss Sophias smiles and giggles and can hardly wait for her to come home. Please continue to keep Sophia and her parents in your prayers.

The photo is Sophia in the hospital on Friday. At least she's smiling! I think she had her dads Ipad which she really enjoys.
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Jeff Oberlander
76 months ago

Cancer FREE!! That is such awesome news!! Yay Sophia!

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Laura Wilson
78 months ago

Sophia, You are in our thoughts and prayers and we are wishing you the very best. Please know there are so many people who love and care about you! Get well soon! Laura, Mike, and Ava Jane

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Carol Voelzke
80 months ago

Bob and I praying and thinking of you every day. I have told all my friends about you and your parents, and they have been busy doing all sorts of things to benefit your family. Of course, we wish you a speedy recovery and will be happy to see you when you are able to get out and play with the rest of the kids in our neighborhood! All our love and hugs to you.

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Ann Magyar
80 months ago

Hi, I own Full Tilt Ice Cream, and live in Burien. We would love to donate items for the raffle. Please contact me at crackedlense at gmail dot com if you are interested. Thanks!

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$17,110 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 161 people in 81 months
Created July 19, 2012
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LH
$50
Lorraine Hambleton
72 months ago (Offline Donation)

So happy to hear you are doing so well! Stay strong and happy.

PR
$37
Patrons of Little Pats Restaraunt
76 months ago (Offline Donation)
TZ
$100
TONY ZANGOGLIA
76 months ago

STAY STRONG AND KEEP FIGHTING. WE ARE ALL BEHIND YOU. GOD BLEES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

$200
Anonymous
77 months ago
$250
Anonymous
77 months ago
$100
Anonymous
77 months ago
SK
$75
Shawn & Karen
77 months ago

Thinking and praying for you and your full recovery Sophia!

$100
Allison Maryatt
77 months ago

Glad to hear the good news about the MRI! Hang in there, all of you!

L
$25
lala
78 months ago

Keep smiling Sweetie!

Jeff Oberlander
76 months ago

Cancer FREE!! That is such awesome news!! Yay Sophia!

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Laura Wilson
78 months ago

Sophia, You are in our thoughts and prayers and we are wishing you the very best. Please know there are so many people who love and care about you! Get well soon! Laura, Mike, and Ava Jane

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Carol Voelzke
80 months ago

Bob and I praying and thinking of you every day. I have told all my friends about you and your parents, and they have been busy doing all sorts of things to benefit your family. Of course, we wish you a speedy recovery and will be happy to see you when you are able to get out and play with the rest of the kids in our neighborhood! All our love and hugs to you.

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Ann Magyar
80 months ago

Hi, I own Full Tilt Ice Cream, and live in Burien. We would love to donate items for the raffle. Please contact me at crackedlense at gmail dot com if you are interested. Thanks!

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