On July 9th, 2013 Sadie Smith, 10 months old, was diagnosed with Stage III, intermediate risk, non-amplified Neuroblastoma, a disease in which cancer cells form in nerve tissue of the adrenal gland, neck, chest, or spinal cord (medicinenet.com). Her oncology team moved fast, prescribing radiation and chemotherapy immediately. Sadie's family prayed believing for completely healing. 3 radiation treatments, 8 cycles of chemotherapy, countless hospital visits, and 7 months later-scans and testing revealed that Sadie’s treatment had been successful, destroying the mass by 80%. The team of physicians treating her determined that she did not need surgery to remove the remaining mass and declared her to be in remission on February 6th, 2014. She is currently being monitored closely by her oncology team through labs and scans. Sadie's family gives all glory to God for the complete and miraculous healing of her body.
Sadie Layne Smith, now 2 years old, loves to use her brain, working puzzles, "pretending" and building with blocks. She likes to play dress up and play with her doggies, Griffey and Daphne. Sadie knows all of her colors, can count to 13, and is working on letters and scripture memory. She knows how to identify all of her family members, calling them each by name. Sadie enjoys “shaking her booty” and singing. Sadie's favorite tv shows are Bubble Guppies and Peppa Pig. She loves books and listening to mom and dad share stories. Sadie has infectious laughter, a great sense of humor, and is full of attitude, the boss of the Smith house. Queen of her mom and daddy's hearts, she is truly beautiful, rarely without a bow, sporting the cutest dimple and longest eyelashes you’ve ever seen.
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