Holly's Cancer Journey

*This page was set up by a family friend to help support the Huntimer Family.

Sweet Holly is 5 1/2 and  has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer called parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma. While we wait for more details, what we do know right now is that an MRI will be done and a spinal tap to look for cancer cells in her spinal cord. She is also having a port placed to make it easier to administer her necessary medications.

The Huntimer family has been busy meeting with many doctors, trying to figure out the best course of treatment as the tumor is not operable.

Currently it is looking like chemo will be done at Sanford and proton beam radiation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. 42 weeks of seven different chemo drugs and 5-6 weeks of radiation. Then continue maintenance chemo for 6 to 12 months after the initial 42 weeks.

While we don't know what future holds, we know Holly is feisty and she is a fighter. Please help us support the family as they dedicate their time to helping Holly. There will be many doctor appointments, hospital stays, travel and much more. This also means lost income and many medical bills that will be piling up.

Holly is a twin to Haley and they have an older sister, Lexi.

Kudos to the family for staying on top of Holly's health even when answers were hard to come by. It all started when Holly said her ear hurt. She spent 5 days on medications with no improvement. She was put on an antibiotic, but the pain wouldn't go away. She had some swelling by her jaw and doctors thought she had an infection they added some steroids and saw some improvement. When things weren't getting better, Amy took Holly in for a hearing test. She had no hearing in her right ear. She saw an ENT doctor who thought maybe she had TMJ. Amy made sure an ultrasound was done right away, which showed there wasn't an abscess, so a CT scan was done Friday morning. They found out Friday afternoon (12/7/18) she had a tumor in her sinus that was inoperable. More tests are scheduled in the coming days. Right now it does not look to be involving her brain, however the tumor is growing into her skull base and the bone under her right eye.

Adam and Amy are doing everything they can to make sure their daughter is getting the best care possible. Please consider a donation to help them offset costs and missed time at work as they fight for Holly.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Ben Johnson  
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Cindy Thomas 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
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    • $100 
    • 10 mos
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    • $25 
    • 10 mos
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Amy Huntimer 
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Sioux Falls, SD
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