Scarlett Louise was diagnosed with cancer on May 18, 2019 at 2 weeks old.
It’s a miracle she is here.
Most days I try not to think about it and pretend that it doesn’t exist. But I know change won’t come if I sit back and try to forget. She still has cancer, and so do many other children fighting for their lives.
We are the fortunate ones... I don’t know why it was found so early, and we will never have words to express how thankful we are. In the beginning I didn’t look forward to anything as I didn’t know if she would still be with us in a few weeks, a month, a year. Now here we are a years later - thank you Lord.
We had planned a celebration of Scarlett’s first year and were planning to debut a video my parents had made to tell Scarlett’s Story. However as we all know, things changed. The virus happened, and we had to cancel the event. But Scarlett’s cancer is still here in the midst of the virus. Children are being diagnosed daily. Cancer doesn’t stop.
I knew there had to be a way we could still support Beat Childhood Cancer, an organization that feels like family now. They fund the research consortium that has been studying Scarlett’s tumor. Beat Childhood Cancer's work has increased the chance of survival for children with neuroblastoma in the 12 years since it has been founded which is a remarkable feat. They are miracle workers.
Please help kids like Scarlett by making a donation that will go to continue the research so desperately needed to discover a cure for neuroblastoma and other solid tumor cancers. We hope and pray that with continued donations and research no one else needs to hear the words we received that morning of May 18th... “it’s cancer.”
Thank you!- Julia, Scarlett's mom