Collins was diagnosed with a Stage II Wilm's tumor in May of 2015, and she had emergency surgery to remove her right kidney and a 10 inch tumor that was attached to it. She underwent 20 weeks of chemo and, by the grace of God, she was considered to have No Evidence of Disease (NED). In October 2016, we were devastated and shocked to find out that Collins had relapsed with two tumors in left lung. She underwent another surgery to remove the nodules, plus 8 rounds of radiation and 25 more weeks of chemo. Her relapse treatment was much tougher and longer, but Collins never ceases to amaze us. She has shown more dignity and grace throughout the entire process than Clint and I could ever imagine, all while undergoing things that no 5 year old should. By the grace of God, Collins is now considered to be NED again and we pray that her cancer remains cancer free FOR GOOD. She will have scans every 3 months, which will always be stressful, but it will always be a necessity. We are overwhelmed and blessed by all of Collins' prayer warriors, her amazing school and staff, her medical team, our employers and our community for their support, love and prayers. Our mission is to raise awareness for pediatric cancer and research so that someday, no other child has to go through this.
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