UPDATE (April 2019):
Since her partial lobectomy and emergency bypass surgery nearly a year ago, Indy has undergone monthly chemo treatments. Her final IVADo treatment was in early December 2018. She slowly began to feel and act more like her old self and her hair and color was coming back.
On Thursday, April 11th, Indy’s parents received news from her latest brain scan. Indy’s cancer has recurred. Her MRI showed a tumor on the right side of her brain. Then, on Saturday, April 13th, the family received even worse news - there were multiple spots on her brain that they believed to be smaller tumors. This is obviously one of the worst case scenarios. Instead of surgery, they will now have to try another chemo first. Or maybe radiation. At this point, we don’t know anything for sure and won’t know the exact game plan until after Wednesday. It’s bad, it’s terrifying, but we still have hope and know that our Indy is a fighter and that she is receiving the greatest care from people who are determined to cure her!
ORIGINAL POST (April 2018):
Indy Jones was diagnosed with Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Type 3, Stage 3, a rare childhood lung cancer, in April 2018.
A few weeks later, the cancer attempted to branch into Indy’s heart, resulting in emergency open heart surgery and a partial lobectomy to remove the mass.
Since then, Indy has been undergoing routine chemotherapy treatments at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana, after which she will have to endure a yet undetermined amount of radiation to ensure that the cancer has been completely eradicated from her body.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to Indy and her family to help cover the cost of travel, hospital bills, and day-to-day expenses.
Indy is only three years old, but she has already shown herself to be as resilient and strong-willed as she has always been sweet, caring, and fun-loving.
If you can, please donate. If you can’t, please share Indy’s story to help support her family.
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