Honored Kid

Audrianna Bartol

Audrianna Bartol Kid Photo

Location

Hazleton, PA, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

April 2009

Status

Angel

Treated At

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Janet Weis Children's Hospital

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My Story

Audrianna was Diagnosed with Stage 4 Mync Amplified Neuroblastoma on April 8th 2009 just 29 days before her 3rd birthday. Audri's tumor was so large that  we were told we would be lucky if she lived till her 3rd bday, but she was a fighter and she survived 6 rounds of chemo before going in to have tandem stem cell transplants. In January of 2010 after her 2nd transplant we were told she was N.E.D. which lasted 11 months before she relapsed with a tumor in a different location on her spine. Audrianna was then put on a regiment of chemo for 17 months that kept her tumor from growing but didnt get rid of it, while on this regiment of chemo another tumor grew and it was inoperable. When we recieved the news of the 2nd tumor we were given 2 options...1st option was harsher doses of chemo, no quality of life and probable death as the end result after alot of suffering...2nd option do nothing, go home and live with as much quality of life as possible before passing away. Audrianna was told her options by mommy and the doctors and she Chose to go home and LIVE. Audri then proceeded to make a bucket list...yes a 6yr old with a bucket list...damn cancer....Audrianna rode a mechanical Bull, got a puppy,Went up in a hot air balloon like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz(her favorite movie) And went to Disney a week before she died so she could ride the new Ariel Ride....Audri never let Cancer run her life, she lived everyday like it might be her last and she wasnt afraid,she used to says Mom i've had chemo and radiation there isnt much that could be worse and im not afraid to goto Heaven because there i will have hair again and be able to run and play. The only thing she was EVER sad about was that her family couldnt go with her but she would always say its ok though mommy i will see all of you again because ill be waiting for you with god when its your turn. My baby girl was an old soul trapped in a childs body and she was the bravest and smartest person i have ever known and she will forever be  my Hero.On February 15th 2013 Audrianna Lost her final battle with cancer But as far as we are concerned she won the war! Thank you for supporting Audrianna 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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