You may recognize this smiling face from our page! This is pediatric hero Ellie, an adorable resilient girl with an amazing support system. Ellie is battling High Risk B-Cell Accute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We shared Ellie’s story in January, but wanted to shed light on her brave story and follow up with her now to bring awareness to childhood cancer, as September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
A month after we shared a story on Ellie, she finished day 242 since beginning treatment and finished her Delayed Intensification Phase. Ellie from that day, had 1 year, 8 months, and 4 days until she could ring the bell on October 20, 2022. Ellie underwent several chemos, several chemo pills, steroids, lumbar taps, pokes, and battles but also tribulations from last time we checked in until now. Fast forward to 285 days since beginning treatment, and Ellie had her last dose of PEG! Although Ellie was weak and tired, she was progressing and getting so much better.
Ellie approached one year since finding out she had cancer on June 19th, 2021. Ellie’s mom said, “When asked from other cancer moms how we do it when they are beginning their own journey I say: Have faith, don’t think about tomorrow, and always look for the rainbows. Put one foot in front of the other and never give up on hope”.
In one of Ellie’s mom’s Instagram posts, she says, “Ellie is progressively getting more and more tired and starting to not feel very well. She still never complains. Less smiles but never a tear either. She’s in fight mode with her Jesus again. She amazes me daily.”
Ellie shows amazing resilience and fight in her actions and words. Her mom, Ashley, shares incredibly touching insight into their lives and Ellie’s battle with Leukemia. Ellie can be an inspiration to all pediatric heroes fighting battles that other kids their ages may not understand, or even the heroes themselves. Ellie is approaching her date she can ring the bell. Fenrici is rooting for her and her courageous journey and efforts, sending prayers and support. Go Ellie!