Meet Brooke – Neuroblastoma

Brooke was diagnosed 1/5/09 with stage IV high risk Neuroblastoma at 4 years old. Her cancer started in her adrenal gland and spread through every bone in her body and 80-90% of her bone marrow. She fought for 16 months and reached NED (No Evidence of Disease) after 9 months. She relapsed 12/5/12 with a tumor on her spine. A relapse with her cancer is considered terminal but she is a fighter and the tumor has been stable since Dec. We live in Salisbury, MD and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been our home hospital the past 4 1/2 years but I enrolled her in a phase one vaccine clinical trial (using her own cells) at Dana-Farber Boston Children’s and we will hopefully be in Boston for 6 months. I pray that this will be her miracle drug. Brooke is the happiest kid in the world no matter what is thrown at her and she even loves going to the hospital. Every thing and every day is an adventure for her and she lives life with so much joy in her heart. She is truly a blessing.

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Brooke’s support page: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/brookemulford
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