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.
Thank you all so very, very much for all of the continued support and your generous donations!!! For those of you who forgot to put Stephen's name in the comments....don't worry!!! We have entered you into the raffle;-) What you all have done for my family is so incredible that I just don't have the words!!! We are now almost completely out of debt, and have all the money we need to care for sweet Sophie. God bless you all so very much, and thank you from the very bottoms of our hearts!!!
Tracy, Josh & Sophie (The Warrior Princess) Ryan
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated to our family over the last few days!!! You just cannot comprehend what this means to us to have so much support from all over the world. Our hearts are filled with joy, and the weights are being lifted!!! God bless you all for you kindness, and good luck in the raffle!!!
All our love,
Thank you so very, very much to Stephen Amell and all of his fans for donating to our daughter for the Arrow statue raffle!!! Happy raffling everyone:-D
I just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to all of the people who have been donating to our family!!! I know a lot of you came from Stephen Amell's page, and I just want you to know how grateful my family is. The financial toll has been intense, and these donations help us pay our bills without the normal added stress that comes along with being in so much debt. Sophie has been able to get her medicine, special foods, supplements, and our doctor bills have been getting covered. We have a long road ahead, but this just helps more than you could know. God bless you all!!! The Ryan's