Sophie is a beautiful 21 month old baby girl who was diagnosed with an Optic Pathway Glioma which is a cancerous tumor in her brain.
Little Sophie will likely go through 14 months of chemo, which comes along with her already having had a port surgically placed in her chest so that treatment can be administered. She is currently in month 9 of her treatment, and has recently formed an allergic reaction to the chemo which makes her break out in hives all over her body. She is now followed around with heart monitors and an oxygen tank while receiving her treatments.
The chemo also comes along with its set of additional risks including potential hearing loss, organ damage, and a lot of sickness to name a few. She has been hospitalized 5 times, and has had 8 blood transfusions. Her hospital stays include brain surgery, and 4 admissions due to dehydration and dangerously low potassium levels. She will also need at least 5 MRIs in the next 12 months where she will have to be put under anesthesia and intubated.
As you can probably imagine her family is completely devastated and need all the help and support they can get. They will spend many hours, dollars, and tears taking care of their baby. If you would like to help too, please give what you can. All money will go directly to Sophie's family to help them pay for her treatment and care.