After initial chemotherapy and surgery she went into remission in July 2011. She was in remission for two years, and then relapsed in August 2013. She endured numerous treatments following her relapse, but nothing (not even novel treatments) was effective against her rapidly progressing neuroblastoma. She passed away on May 19, 2014 at age 4.
Amanda was a very happy, affectionate girl who loved to dance and play. She also loved animals, rainbows, the moon and stars. Her favorite videos were Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Toy Story and Cinderella. Whether she was at home or at the hospital, she always had a smile on her face and could light up the room with her charming personality. She was very strong and courageous in facing her cancer treatments and the challenges that they brought. She was our hero!
We want to ensure that in the future other families don’t lose a child to cancer. We are now dedicating our time to fundraising for pediatric cancer research to facilitate the development of promising new treatments and clinical trials in Amanda’s memory. Our primary interest is in funding translational research to improve the efficacy and number of treatments available for relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma.
Ron and Michelle Rozman
Donations made to the Amanda Rozman Pediatric Cancer Research Fund have supported 2017 St. Baldrick’s Research Grant for William Weiss M.D., Ph.D. and an International Scholar Grant for Lian Haiwei M.D.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of leading experts in the childhood cancer community, to ensure that every dollar makes the greatest impact for kids with cancer.
These people make us smile - they’re the doers and money-raisers on behalf of the Amanda Rozman Pediatric Cancer Research Fund. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers and more to make childhood cancer research possible.
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