Mary Evelyn is an imaginative, fun loving preschooler who loves princesses, ballet, singing, stories and her very patient cats. She likes to pretend to be Super Girl when playing SuperHeros with her friends. Most of her stuffed animals and dolls have had cancer at one time or another, but thankfully they all seem to have gotten better, probably due to the very watchful care they get from Nurse Mary Evelyn!
Mary Evelyn is currently in remission. After being diagnosed at the age of two, she has endured six rounds of chemo, an eleven hour surgery along with multiple small surgeries, two bone marrow transplants, sixteen radiation treatments, and six months of taking acutane to help prevent a relapse. Thanks to her wonderful healthcare and God's great mercy, she is very healthy and vibrant. The money raised for reasearch to find a cure for childhood cancer has truly helped save her life as neuroblastoma stage 4 was always a death sentence in the past. Sadly, the cure rate even now is only about 40% and her life is still at risk because this agressive cancer might come back. and the treatment itself puts her at a higher risk of developing a secondary cancer. Hopefully, someday there will truly be a cure for this horrible cancer and many more lives will be spared.
Update 3/13/10 Mary Evelyn was diagnosed with a relapse on Jan. 27, 2010. She is once again fighting neuroblastoma and is determined to beat it. The doctors have told us that they hope there will be a breakthough in neuroblastoma treatment soon. That will only happen thanks to the money donated to fund research right now. Thanks for all you give and do to hlep children like Mary Eveyn to have the hope of a cure.