From her mother Lynn: “Serena was 12 years old at the time she was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer. Before her diagnosis, she was playing soccer and was just loving a “typical” kid’s life.
Serena was diagnosed August 14, 2009 with Ewing’s Sarcoma in her right pelvis and bone marrow. Serena underwent 14 rounds of 5 different chemo therapies and 5 weeks of radiation therapy to her right hip/pelvis. Serena ended up having countless bone marrow biopsies, blood transfusions , platelet transfusions and scans. It seemed like she was in the hospital more than she was out for the 8 months she was being treated. During her treatment, Serena stayed very positive and only really got “angry” one time. To me, that was amazing. Serena fought cancer with the attitude that it wasn’t going to win that she was NEVER EVER GIVING UP. Serena finished her last chemo bag on April 2, 2010 and went into FULL remission on Nov. 5, 2010….something her drs had told me that she may never be in.
She is nothing but a blessing and a miracle. Cancer has forever changed Serena’s life and what she wants to do with her life. Serena has decided that when she grows up, she wants to be an Art Therapist at Children’s National Medical Center where she was treated. She lives her life to the fullest and tries to never let it get her down.”
From Casie Archie: “Kelli was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma in 2006 which began in her heart. She fought this rare form of Sarcoma for over 6 years and lost her battle on Dec. 29th 2012. Kelli is missed dearly by her family and friends. Today would have been her 38th birthday so I wanted to dedicate this day to her and in her memory.”