On Tuesday the 4th of September 2018 Aahliyah was not responding when her parents attempted to wake her for breakfast.
Her mother Elysse rushed her to hospital where Aahliyah had a small seizure. An emergency flight in the Westpac Rescue helicopter to the John Hunter hospital started the usually happy family on a path and journey no family would voluntarily go.
That night after an MRI Aahliyah was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive brain tumor (Embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes) which was posing an immediate threat on her life.
Emergency surgery was done in an attempt to remove the tumour that was growing rapidly and placing pressure on the left frontal lobe of her brain. The surgeons were successful in removing 98% of the cancerous tumour.
15 days later while still recovering from surgery, Aahliyah commenced on what was to be her first round of intense chemotherapy.
Aahliyah has now endured 3 rounds of high dose chemotherapy which has resulted in high temperatures and blisters throughout her body. Inbetween her 2nd and 3rd round of chemo her stem cells were collected to be used for transplant when the next stage of chemo began. During the stem cell collection process Aahliyah celebrated turning three.
She is now in the middle of that cycle with her counts slowly beginning to rise.
Aahliyah is now living between hospital and Ronald McDonald house with her three sisters, mother and father.
Any donation would be so greatly appreciated. It will be used to help support the family that are unable to work while caring for Aahliyah in such a hard and challenging time.
- Stevie Hayne
- Kristie Jensen
- Latoya Hosie
Organizer and beneficiary
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