London's Love Bugs Unite!
London is a witty, creative, compassionate 9-yr old that is such a light to all those around her. Her positivity and uplifting spirit for life is beyond anything you could ever imagine. She has the biggest heart you'll ever encounter and she'll be the first to befriend anyone she sees in need. She loves to craft, color, and snuggle her dolls and stuffed animals.
In February 2017, London's parents took her in for a small lump on her cheek. She was told it was a clogged saliva gland and that some antibiotics would clear it up. A week past and there was no improvement. She followed up with a CT scan and that day the whole world flipped upside down for London & her family, as she was told to head to Phoenix Children's Hospital to start more tests for what they thought was the "c" diagnosis.
The official diagnosis would come days later after multiple scans, biopsies and countless blood tests were performed to make sure the we knew exactly what we were dealing with. London has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric Cancer.
As you can only imagine, we are all trying to navigate during this time, but London continues to be the light for us all. Her upbeat spirit and beyond-kind heart is truly inspiring. When the news was delivered to her of her diagnosis, her response was, "When I get out of here I want to give all of my money back to this hospital and I'm going to be even more grateful for everything that I have." If only we could all have this mindset all the time. This girl is beyond special. I promise you.
The road ahead is going to be full of physical and emotional roadbumps for London and her parents, but we are all staying really positive as this little girl is truly a miracle and has so many BIG things left to do in this world. London has been such a fighter this far and continues to blow our minds everyday in terms of how she's taking this all in stride and with such strength and grace. She knows that the doctors and medicine are going to help get the "bad cells" out of her body.
The costs of treatments, high deductibles, co-pays, not to mention the stress of managing day-to-day responsibilities while tending to London (and her 4-yr old brother, Lane) is going to be something we can ALL help with. So many "love bugs" have already reached out asking for ways to help and here's where we start. Let's get London the treatments and care that she needs to kick this disease to the curb!
So, we're asking you to please help. Please give what you can. And, beyond that, let others know about this precious little girl. No child deserves to go through this, but I PROMISE you, London is destined to have a huge impact on this world and we have no doubt that this is all part of the plan. She's put on this earth to inspire and uplift others around her and she needs your help to do just that.
We plan to keep you all updated with her progress. (Click "updates" above.) Much love from our family to yours.
Heidi Moore, London's aunt, will be providing updates on behalf of Heather & Cole Crabtree, London's parents.
While we will try to keep posting updates here, you can find more frequent posts on Facebook here:
We then had to go back to the hospital on Thursday for a few hours for a special shot and on Friday London got a shorter hair cut that she loves so much. We might be biased, but we think it's super cute, too. :)
On Saturday morning London got a fever and we headed to the ER per the doctors orders. We spent 7 hours in the ER before we were readmitted Saturday night and have been living it up in hospital since then. The doctors were able to bring her fever down rather quickly, but since her immune system counts are still low they ask that she stays at the hospital until it bounces back. She's back in great spirits and crafting it up and still kicking butt at watching all of the game shows on the GSN. :)
We are expected to have to stay at least until Wednesday or until her immune system recovers some.
We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, here's the sweet girl in all her fashionable self with that golden smile.
This is basically how every night is spent though...legos, coloring, crafts and then sleep stories before we start chemo.
She is one tough cookie!
✨ Positive vibes and thoughts always! ✨
This is the hardest thing that we have had to endure, but we stay positive, because there is healing in positive energy! Continue to send all the love, light & prayers to our sweet London. xo
So proud of you. I can't wait to give you a big hug next time I come to Phoenix. You have the biggest fan club I know! You are an amazing girl London! ❤️
Thinking about all of you today and sending you so much love from St. Louis...Marianne, Philip and McKenzie Atkinson xxxxxxx
London, you are tackling this journey like a warrior! So proud of you! There are lots of people who haven't even met you, that think you are amazing! We are all following you, and with all the friends, family and new friends, you are NEVER alone!!! Much love from Tulsa xxxxx
I hope this stay is short and that you will be home again soon. I love the little dog that came to visit you! I know that had to be fun having a puppy on the bed! Sending hugs from Oklahoma - love Deb xxxx
Hi London! I'm not sure if you are at home, or in the hospital. I just wanted to say hello to you and mummy, daddy and Lane. I just went to see Jack and Julia in Colorado, and they said they miss you and want to see you very soon. Uncle Steve said he came to see you and that you loved to talk to him about Harry Potter. Well I am sending you a massive hug, and lots and lots of love! Deb xxx
Sending love and hugs! Y'all will beat this! xo
Sending prayers to you all. Keep fighting London and stay strong. (Jadalyn's Aunt from MN)
LOVE your hair style - you look so pretty! Glad you are feeling better, I know you are ready to go back home as soon as you can! Lots of love from us here in Tulsa xxxxxxxxxx
We all Miss her at Fireside!!
I know it must be so good to be home! I hope you can all get some rest. Love from us all to all of you!xx
One round behind you, that's so great, and I know you are all ready to be at home for a while. Much love to you all, and I hope mum and dad, and all who are spending time at the hospital, can get some rest. I know how tired you all are, but also how amazing all the people are at the hospital. We all wish we could be closer to help, but still send out love, hugs and healthy vibes your way.xxxxx
That was so lovely! A special song for a very special little girl. Thinking of you London, and mummy and daddy and Lane. Big hugs to you!
London Grace and Cole I was with your"MeeMee" when you texted the latest news and pic last week-end and upon seeing Cole (London's daddy) in the hospital bed with London I just lost it. Both of you had the biggest smile on your faces and brave hearts. We will all get beyond this.