Pray for Nelly
On January 1 2014 Nelly woke up and couldn’t walk. Her parents Laura and Joshua Eaton rushed her to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence RI where a MRI discovered she had a tumor wrapped around her spinal cord. She had a spinal resection on January 3, 2014 to try and remove the tumor which was the size of a Clementine. Her journey began with a variety of tests such as bone marrow spinal taps, cat scans of the brain, pet scans, blood work and more. March 2014 the tumor began growing again and radiation started instantly which continued until May 2014. The tumor had tested neurotic. The family went for a second and third opinion to Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston Ma and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. They said it was a rare tumor and seemed to be in remission at that time.
August 2014 the tumor began to grow again and there was more frequent monitoring. During this time Nelly’s pain level began to increase. October 2014 they noticed the tumor growing upwards and aggressive, starting to lean back on to the spinal cord. Her pain became more intense at this time due to the fact that her nerve endings were affected.
December 26 2014 she had an endoscopy lumbar puncture where they collected biopsies of the tumor. January 21, 2015 Nelly had a port placed into her chest and chemotherapy began the following day. Her chemotherapy treatments will last 36 weeks and will contain 6 different medications. She will then begin radiation once again. Her final diagnosis is Ewings Like Sarcoma. On this same day her father Joshua, who is the sole provider at this time found out his job will be moving and he will no longer be employeed and this will happen within the next year.
In April her MRI showed that her tumor had shrunk 60 to 70%. The tumors began growing again soon after that. Nelly’s original tumor has doubled in size as of 6/4/2015 and there is another tumor growing on her tailbone. A third surgery is scheduled Monday June 8, 2015 to suppress the tumor pressing against her spinal cord. Nelly faces paralysis if this does not work.
She will begin Vitamin C drip through her port and then travel to get second opinions at Dana Farber in Boston and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio.
All chemo and radiation has stopped at this point.
As of late August 2015 we have been told that the cancer is so aggressive that it has taken over her entire spinal column. Nelly is now home and we are trying to keep her comfortable, pain free and praying for a miracle. Nelly has faced her fears and weaknesses. She has had a constant smile on her face through her fight like nothing I have ever seen before. She has changed my whole life. I am asking everyone to share her story to send prayers. We are all strong in faith and know that with God all things are possible.
I am asking anyone who has a special prayer or inspirational story, card or message to please send it to Nelly to help lift her spirits during this difficult time. We have all been through some type of struggle in our lives; imagine having the prayers of others or inspiring stories to help get you through. Please send your message of hope or inspiration to Nelly to help make her road a little easier to travel.
As of November 21, 2015 at 9:06pm the Lord called this beautiful angel into his Kingdom. She fought until her very last breath. She has instilled in us a beautiful smile that has burned into our souls.
All donations from today forward will be used toward Nellys services.
Thank you all for your love and support.
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Also she has a po box for any cards or letters people may want to send to her to lift her spirits.
Pray for Nelly
P.O. Box 2691
Fall River Ma 02722
My daughter was going to the tomorrow fund clinic in March 2015 for a brief illness. I believe Nelly was there at that time and tried to comfort my daughter from her fear of getting a shot. I will never forget her kind comforting words. Many many prayers for Nelly from my family to yours.
Dear Nelly and Family, I pray for a miracle for you and your family in Jesus name. Nelly I don't know you or your family but I do know that you are a fighter, and you will fight this battle with us all by your side. Keep strong Nelly and keep smiling you have a beautiful smile. LORD TOUCH NELLY RIGHT NOW AND HEAL HER WE ASK FOR A MIRACLE TODAY THANK YOU LORD
I will continue to pray for you precious angel. Don't ever give up, god will never give up on u or u r sweet angel. I pray f I r gods will that he might place his healing hands on Nelly. Please God give some comfort and peace to this struggling family. I can't ever imagine how u feel. I hope u know we r pulling for u r family. U r a inspiration to us all. U r truly a hero stay strong and never lose u r faith. God bless u r family and u r sweet Nelly.
Don't underestimate the power of prayer! Things that may be impossible for man are possible with God! I pray that God will touch you with his love and heal you-in Jesus' name I pray!
My prayers are with u beautiful god will help u stay strong
So sorry this is happening. Prayers are with you all. Josh u will find a new job im sure. Laura atleast you have your job. Can't imagine what u are going thru. Hope Nelly has pain free days. Prayers are with you all
Thank you for all the support!!#TEAMNELLY
You all are truly amazing people!!thank you....thank you...thank you...
Our continued thanks to all that have reached out!!#Teamnelly
I read about you on Facebook and want to add my prayers for your successful treatment. Blessings to you and your family.
Our family is so very lucky to have each and everyone of you routing on our Nelly!!Thank you all for your kind donations and continued prayers through this journey!!
Keep up the good fight Nelly. I know first hand what you are going through as I have cancer as well and currently undergoing treatment. The best advice I can give you is to find yourself, ask for help, cry when you need to and keep as many friends around you as possible. Most importantly, sleep when you need to. Many people have fought and beat Ewing and so can you. God bless you and I will keep you in my prayers.
Thoughts and prayers are going your way. Your a beautiful yound lady. My heart breaks to see this story. May the Lord comfort you and ease your pain and give you all the strength to continue to fight this illness. May th e Lord give your family the strength to help you each and every day. God bless you all
All my thoughts and prayers for Nelly and her family!! If at anypoint you get uneasy by pending medical bills, id definitely recommend looking into St Judes in Boston. They are one of THE top hospitals dealing with multiple types of cancers. And one of the best parts about St Judes is "Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live."-St Judes. I really wish this family and Nelly THE very best with her treatment and the long life shes gonna have ahead of her!!
God bless u beautiful baby girl xo
Stay strong nelly
I want to thank everyone who has reached out to us in their own ways!!I cannot describe the feelings that are running through all of us!!Please pray for nelly..tonight is her third treatment and is experiencing some serious side effects..I pray for the pain to ease off and give her the strength to fight through!!