Today is Ellie’s 10th Birthday. It is so hard to believe that when you were just six years old on January 4th that survival of this brain tumor was slim. That a tumor had pushed your brain to one side and took up half of your head. We have been told over and over that your brain will forever never be the same. The next Day Ellie went into a 9-hour surgery, 6 days later on Jan 11 another 9-hour surgery. Only to find out Ellie had a stroke during surgery and there was a pretty substantial piece of the tumor left untouched. Months of chemotherapy and once again Sept. 28th Ellie went into yet another brain tumor resection surgery. But She has defeated all odds and not only has proved everyone wrong but she has done it better then anyone could have expected.
She has undergone almost three strait years of chemotherapy and has another two years of daily chemotherapy. But nothing has stopped this little girl from fighting and trying her best to live her life. On her birthday we are reminded how precious her life is and how much we adore and love her.