It has been a very emotional 5 years for the Howlett family. Prior to her diagnosis in 2013, Amy spent 10 weeks in the hospital hoping for a miracle for her babies, after experiencing premature labor. Calvin and Harper were born, 12 weeks premature and spent 10 weeks in the NICU, until they were strong enough to breathe and eat on their own. Finally, after 20 weeks of hospitalizations, the family of six, including her two older boys Noah and Carson, were re-united at their home. About a month later, Amy began to experience numbness/paralysis on her left side and face. Amy went through a whirlwind of misdiagnoses and treatments, including MS treatments that led to a severe allergic reaction. Sadly, after biopsy confirmation, she was diagnosed with brain cancer. In 2[phone redacted] Amy underwent months of chemotherapy, radiation and then eventually surgery to remove her original brain tumor and miraculously has been cancer free for the past 4 years. Amy remained paralyzed on her left side from the original tumor but was otherwise able to lead a normal, happy life and mother her children as they have grown. Sadly, about 9 months ago she started experiencing dizziness and a decline in speech and mobility that has continued to worsen and included a hospital stay in December for pneumonia. Amy has been unable to speak and walk since August and the burden of care for herself and her four children has been on her family and, in particular, her amazing husband Sean.
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