For: Carly Wright
Organizer: Carrie Breaux and Michelle Henrichsen
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 49 donors
100% Complete
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The Story

Carly has been a student in Katy ISD since kindergarten. She attended Schmalz Elementary, Mayde Creek Jr. High, and is currently a senior at Mayde Creek High School. She has played club volleyball in the Katy/Houston area and was a setter on the Varsity Volleyball team at Mayde Creek High School. She has plans to attend UTSA or Texas State to pursue a degree in sports management. She lives in Katy with her mother and her little Weenie dog.

This summer, Carly was having some pain in her shoulder. She saw a doctor about the pain and was diagnosed and treated for tendinitis. The pain continued to get worse and worse as the days went on. They saw a doctor again and he recommended an MRI. Little did they know their lives were about to change. The MRI revealed a rapid growing mass in her shoulder and the doctor recommended her to make an appointment at MD Anderson for further tests. After a series of tests, they discovered that she has osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Treatment would begin immediately. The night before she was to get surgery to have a port put in for the chemotherapy, she began having trouble breathing. X-rays revealed fluid around her lungs. Surgery was cancelled and 2 chest tubes put in which drained 6 liters of fluid off her lungs. The day after she got her chest tubes she started her chemotherapy. She's battled nausea and vomiting but nothing has been worse than the side effect of thrush in the mouth. She recently started her 2nd round of chemo and is working hard to eat and gain the weight she has lost. She is in for a long battle - 9 months of chemo with possible radiation. She will have surgery at some point to remove the tumor from her shoulder.

Carly said from the start, "I don't want to know statistics, percentages or stages. I just want to know what I have to do to kick cancers ass!"

Anyone that knows Carly knows how tough and determined she is. She's a redhead and a Taurus! Cancer doesn't have a chance!!

Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers as Carly battles this awful disease.

GINGER STRONG- Fight like a redhead!!!!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 7, 2014 by Carrie Breaux and Michelle Henrichsen
We lost our sweet Carly this morning. She fought hard till the end. No arrangements have been made at this time. We ask that you keep her family in your prayers. Bless you for loving her. 

Posted on October 25, 2013 by Carrie Breaux and Michelle Henrichsen
Carly was able to come home from the hospital this week and actually made it to senior night at the Mayde Creek volleyball game! She sat with Coach Miller on the bench and cheered on the team! She is now finishing the second half of her second round of chemo inpatient. Please come out to Carly's Army car wash and silent auction this Sarurday the 26th at Mayde Creek High School from 9-3. Carly and Melissa appreciate all the support everyone has given! 

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Carrie Breaux and Michelle Henrichsen

Update: Carly went back into hospital with fever on Thursday. She battled severe naseau due to mucasitis  in her GI tract and stomach, then developed C.Diff from the antibiotics. She is being treated for that and has started feeling better. She is scheduled to continue with her methotrexate chemo next week if she is well enough. She continues to amaze as she has been met with every possible side effect and adversity, and continues to fight to eat and get stronger.  Her current goal is to be well enough to attend homecoming on November 2nd. Thank you to everyone that is  supporting us fighting this battle with her!!

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