Sadie Eirich loves to write, draw, create and hang out with friends, like any fourteen-year-old girl. Unlike many teens, Sadie’s routine eye appointment in October 2022 resulted in an ER visit, which led to a diagnosis of endometrial medulloblastoma in the pineal region. One of only seven cases documented in the last forty years, Sadie's diagnosis is an extremely rare, cancerous brain tumor. Sadie underwent a whirlwind of five brain surgeries during hospital stays in New Orleans. Surgical complications resulted in Sadie learning to walk and talk again and left her with visual impairments.
In December 2022, Sadie was accepted as a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. After four months of rehabilitation therapies, chemo and radiation treatments at St. Jude in Memphis, Sadie and her mom, Stacie, have rejoined her father, Tim, and brother, Dylan, at home in Mandeville, LA, to celebrate Easter and her fifteenth birthday.
Sadie will continue treatments at St. Jude, and her positive attitude spreads cheer wherever she goes. The Eirich family is grateful for the outstanding care at St. Jude and the homey comfort of the Ronald McDonald house and relieved that they will never receive a bill there.
At the same time Sadie bravely fights the cancer in her brain, her family faces a financial foe from her surgeries and original hospital stays in New Orleans. While this goal represents only a small portion of their medical debts, every dollar helps. Plus, each donation relieves some of the family’s worry, so they can focus on who’s most important—Sadie.
Join us in wishing Sadie a Fabulous Fifteen and donate whatever you are able. Together, we can help the Eirich family overcome their mounting medical debts and celebrate Sadie’s positive determination to fight her cancer. #SadieStrong