Honored Kid

Amelia G. Morrissey

Age 25
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Location

Louisville, KY, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

August 2005

Status

Monitoring

Treated At

Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Healthcare

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My Story

My daughter's name is Amelia Morrissey. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor 6 days before her 11th birthday. Amelia had two brain surgeries, one in Sept. 05 and the other in Oct 05. The two surgeries last about 35 hours combined. The surgeon was able to resect about 99.9% of the tumor, but because of the aggressive nature, she received 6 weeks of radiation therapy at the Brown Cancer Center. We are very pleased to say at this time there has been no new growth with the residual tumor and she is stable. Her physicians continue to monitor her closely. We feel very fortunate to have such a brave daughter and great physicians here in Louisville and all the love and support from our family and friends. Amelia has always had such a bright and loving personality. Everyone she meets is drawn to her beautiful smile and the way she makes everyone laugh. She has such a positive outlook and is the happiest child I know. She never complains about her illness or what she has been through. She wants to find ways to help other kids with cancer and to make their lives better. She loves spending time with her family and her two cousins, Kathryn and Rachel. She loves animals, especially her four cats and her new puppy Sierra. In her free time, she likes listening to music, playing games, and drawing.

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