Honored Kid

Olivia F.

Age 7
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Location

Malone, WI, US

Diagnosis

Adrenocortical Carcinoma

Date of Diagnosis

October 2013

Status

In treatment

Treated At

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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My Story

Olivia Christine Fieck, born September 22nd 2012, was recently diagnosed with Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Here is her story: At just 9 months old, showed that she was starting early puberty... by 12 months, her pubic hair had gotten worse, that's when I made the decision to take her to The Children's Hospital, in Milwaukee, WI. They ran blood tests, and had found that her hormone levels were extremely elevated and that they wanted to do an ultrasound of her abdomen. They did the left side first, and it looked completely normal. When the tech got to her Right Adrenal Gland, all I could do was cry, she had a tumor that was large in size growing into and on her right Adrenal Gland. On Oct. 14th, 2013, she had surgery to have the mass removed. She recovered very well from surgery, and the Doctors had told me that she would be okay, as far as they could see, the tumor was completely out, along with the Right Adrenal Gland. A few weeks later, I had gotten a call from Children's saying that they wanted to do a bone and Chest CT to check for spread, the tumor had Characteristics of both cancerous and non cancerous. On November 18th, 2013, we found out that her tumor was indeed cancerous and had spread to her lungs, already in stage 4. The Doctors told me that I had two choices, do treatment, and it may not even work, or do nothing and let her live out the rest of her life, giving her only 6 months to live. I was devastated. I went ahead and made the decision to start Chemotherapy, and that was the best decision I've ever made. After just one round of Chemo, she had another scan of her chest, and the picture was unbelievable, she was very responsive to chemo and had only two nodgules(tumors) left! After the second round of Chemo, her scans came back clear! My baby girl is a Miracle! 5 more rounds and Im praying she keeps kicking cancers butt! LIV STRONG! Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

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