Jade's Journey

$3,625raised of $20,000 goal

Organizer: Jessica Krantz Beneficiary: Jade Marr

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Our little princess, Jade Marr, was flown by ALERT airplane to the Seattle Children's Hospital on September 15, 2012 for further testing to define a diagnosis on tumors that were found on the bone of her skull and a mass over the adrenal gland. After further testing and undergoing three surgical procedures, including a biopsy of the mass, a bone marrow biopsy, and placing a central IV line, the do ctors confirmed Jade's diagnosis as advanced or high risk neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a form of childhood cancer that has to do with the nerve cells. It is present in a large mass on her adrenal gland, on the bone of her skull, and on larger bones throughout her little body. It was also found that Jade has the myc gene that, when present, causes a rapid growth of the cancer cells and makes the patient high risk. Treatment will be very aggressive, which started on September 21, 2012, with the first round of chemotherapy. The adrenal gland is the main tumor that all others "stem" from and will later attempt to be removed by surgery. This diagnosis is indeed a very hard one. But the bigger the problem, the greater the miracle. And we know our God is bigger than any cancer and cares for our little princess. The road ahead will be long, trying, and very difficult. We have felt the support of all the prayers we know are being said and continue to rest in the Lord. We will not give up hope. Our God is greater, our God is stronger...our God is healer, awesome and power, our God. You may visit us at www.caringbridge.org. Site name is "jademarr".


by Jessica Krantz
Just wanted to let you all know how incredibly thankful we are for everyone's support through prayers, donations and words of encouragement. God is good! Jade has been quite the little trooper throughout her treatments. She's got a fighting spirit that keeps her going strong! She has been through 5 rounds of chemotherapy so far and will be undergoing surgery on January 23 to remove the main growth in her abdomen. After that will follow more rounds of chemo and a stem cell transplant using her own stem cells that were harvested from her body last November. Then follows radiation treatments. Please continue to keep her in your prayers. We know God has a big plan for our little princess and our hope rests in Him and His unchanging grace.
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