Here is Grace's Story:
On Tuesday 6/6/2017 Grace was seen by her family doctor for what was believed to be constipation. Her stomach was swollen and hard. X-rays were taken and reviewed the following day by a radiologist. There was some concern over the left area of her abdomen and the radiologist recommended an ultrasound. By that time, Grace wasn't able to keep anything down and so she was taken to the emergency room in Eau Claire. An ultrasound was done at that time and it revealed a large mass in her abdomen. The ER doctor transferred Grace to the Childrens Hospital in Minnesota. The very next morning a CT scan was done and it showed a 12 cm x13 cm x17 cm tumor. It was so large it was pushing on other organs, making eating and drinking diffucult. Grace was placed on the hemotology/oncology floor until the surgeon and the oncologist could decide what the best plan would be for treatment. It was decided that they would go in for surgery to place a port for future chemotherapy and to resect the tumor and her left kidney.
On Friday 6/9/2017, she went into surgery and the tumor and left kidney were succesfully removed. The tumor had already ruptured and so radiation would also be needed in the future. We have found with testing that the tumor was a type of renal sarcoma (cancerous). She will have a long road ahead of her but we are trying to remain optimistic.
Through out this past week and a half multiple tests have been run to find out what type of tumor it is. She will be starting chemo and radiation next week. With all of the traveling expenses and medical cost we would like to help them as much as we can.
If you are able to donate or even share with others it would be greatly appreciated by the family. Thank you for your support!
- Jeffrey Miller
- Whitney Sanchez
- David Kix
- James Bremser
- Joseph Wiltse
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