Honored Kid

Ellie V.

Age 13
Ellie V. Kid Photo

Location

Wheaton, IL, US

Diagnosis

Ganglioneuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

October 2010

Status

Cancer free

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My Story

Ellie seemed the most unlikely child to swallow a penny, yet in October of 2010 that is exactly what accidentally happened. After searching for the penny and being unable to find it the doctor suggested an x-ray to ensure that it had cleared Ellie's system. While the penny was gone, the x-ray technician noticed a "fuzzy" spot behind Ellie's lung which was later determined to be a tumor. The tumor was removed a week later and was determined to be ganglioneuroblastoma. Further testing showed no other cancerous cells and we are very thankful to say that Ellie is now cancer free.

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