Smiles For Scarlette

For: Tipton Family
Organizer: Amanda
Smiles For Scarlette (Tipton Family)
$61,670
of $100,000 goal.
Raised by 552 donors
61% Complete

The Story

Join Smiles for Scarlette and help the Tipton family during this difficult time with medical expenses and overall financial support. As her condition is extremely rare, our goal is help find a cure. Help us bring baby Scarlette home and keep those smiles coming!

Scarlette was born with an abnormally large left arm. It measures approximately 3 times the size of her right arm. Currently she has been diagnosed a vague diagnosis of Sarcoma called Undifferenciated Spindle Cell Sarcoma. She has, what the doctors call, a "precurser" in her body that mutates into cancer. She recently had her arm, shoulder, clavical, and scapula amputated so they could save her life. They also removed all the skin surrounding the left side of her torso and had to do skin grafts to cover the wound. Doctors are saying that her case is so rare that books will be written about her!

At only 2 years old Scarlette has spent most of her life in the hospital having had 20 surgeries, blood transfusions and numerous invasive tests. Scarlette is finally caught up with her basic milestones, though she does have some trouble with balance. We have gone through a year of physical therapy to get her to stand, walk, and be able to climb. She has made great progress over the last year, but still has some work to do! 

This family of four is in serious need of financial support. With unforeseen medical emergencies, surgeries and general trips to the hospital, this family is struggling to keep their head above water as their source of income is dwindling. With Scarlette's unknown future, our goal is to raise enough funds to allow the Tipton family to comfortably take care of Scarlette and not be faced with ANY financial burdens. We are also hoping that as Scarlette's story is spread to the masses we might find answers and with your donations cover the expense.

Despite all that Scarlette has gone through in her short life she continues to bring joy to all who see her incredibly precious smile!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 5, 2016

Posted on March 5, 2016

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while since I've posted an update, but with her (hopefully) FINAL surgery coming up, I needed to update everyone! 

Scarlette had expanders placed in November to help grow her skin. When the amputation was done, they removed all the skin on the left side of her body. It was healed up with skin grafts from her legs and silicon. It doesn't grow with her body, so it needs to be removed. We placed the expanders under her skin so that she would grow new skin, and then have the silicon and grafts removed. On March 8th, we will be doing that final surgery! As long as everything goes as planned, this should be the last surgery she should have to endure! 
We will be staying in the hospital 2-5 days next week. Thank you for all your continued prayers and financial support! Please visit Facebook.com/smilesforscarlette for more frequent updates and pictures! (you don't need to have a Facebook in order to view the page)


Posted on December 8, 2014

Posted on December 8, 2014

Hello everyone!! 

We are home and finally relaxing from our crazy trip to Minnesota! Like I stated before, Scarlette got her arm, shoulder, clavical, and scapula amputated, along with all the skin surrounding. She had 6 surgeries over a month. They did skin grafts to cover the site and let us go home! 

She is healing up really well and is doing great at home! We start clean up chemo on the 19th, which will last 6 weeks. Then skin expanders sometime next year to cover the wound site. :)

Scarlette turns one in two days! We cant believe its been a year already! Prayers for what comes ahead. :)

Posted on October 24, 2014

Posted on October 24, 2014

Hello everyone! Just wanted to give you all a heads up, we are leaving for Minnesota soon! In a week we will be traveling to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for a huge surgery! They will be removing her left arm, shoulder, scapula, and clavical, also all the skin on the left side of her torso from chest to spine. She will undergo skin grafting and hopefully in the future be able to grow her skin to replace the grafts. Please wish us luck as our family has to be split up for this surgery and we will be in MN for an unknown amount of time. Thank you all!!

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