Honored Kid

Hazel Hammersley

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Location

Simi Valley, CA, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

April 2013

Status

Angel

Treated At

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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My Story

Our daughter Hazel, or "Hazelnut", as we like to call her, was diagnosed with a High-Risk, Stage 3 Neuroblastoma on April 24, 2013. Needless to say, this news was absolutely devastating. As of July 2014, Hazel completed the very last course of an 18 month treatment plan. This has included 6 long rounds of Chemotherapy, a major tumor resection surgery, a very difficult stem-cell transplant process that resulted in an extremely life threatening, 3-week ICU stay, 20 rounds of radiation, and six months of immunotherapy. She recently was declared NED (No Evidence of Disease)!!!!  We are extremely thankful to still have her with us and have hope that she will continue to beat this beast. We have faith that our God is a loving, mighty & powerful God; and He is always by our side and will guide us through each moment of every day. He promises in Hebrews 4:16 "Therefore, let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need". Neuroblastoma is a solid tumor cancer that arises in immature nerve cells and strikes primarily infants and children. It is the most common cancer affecting infants with an incidence rate of almost double that of leukemia. Its cause is unknown. Nearly 70 percent of children diagnosed with Neuroblastoma have advanced-stage disease. Less than 40 percent of children with advanced disease live five years. These numbers are absolutely unacceptable to our family and we hope to work tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for this cause, in the hopes of finding a cure!

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    Hupp, Hupp & away!

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    Creatives Cure Networking Brunch

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