Fight For Ellie
We have all heard of Ellie White and her battle against AML.
The picture that I chose to include in this post is not one of Ellie in her hospital bed. I chose a picture of Ellie and her sister, playing. Really LOOK at this picture. Even without knowing these girls, you can practically hear their giggles. You can imagine a room covered in LOL dolls and doll clothing. This is #siblinggoals . Two beautiful children loving and playing together. Let that sit in your mind and your heart for a moment. It makes me think of my own children and how I LOVE when they get along. I love listening to them laugh together.
Now imagine your child being sick with a cold or a flu and how bad you feel. You just want to suck all the booboo from them and fix it. Now imagine being told your child has cancer. I know... its impossible to imagine. It is something that none of us want to imagine. For the White family however, they were told their precious 5 year old daughter Ellie had AML - Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Ellie fought hard and completed her treatment like a star. The family was able to breathe again. Except, a few months later it came back. Ellie's world was pushed back into cancer, and they needed to find a bone marrow transplant. The SWAB FOR ELLIE campaign was incredible, and not only did Ellie find a match, but so did a few others who were looking. Ellie's swab drives not only saved her life, but others as well! It was incredible how many people came out to get swabbed to help Ellie.
Bone marrow transplant complete, Ellie again came home. We all smiled and enjoyed seeing pictures of Ellie being a kid and going to camp.
Ellie started grade 2 - YAY! Only for her fabulous day to end by being clouded over by cancer - AGAIN.
Ellie unfortunately started treatment AGAIN and is thankfully in remission - for a third time. But now, we need to help CURE Ellie. We need to help Ellie so that she can start grade 3 with her friends next year. We need to help Ellie so she can graduate elementary school, high school, and university. We need to help Ellie experience her first kiss and her first heartbreak. We need to help Ellie take pictures of her OWN kids laughing and playing together. We need to help Ellie experience a long and healthy life.
Ellie and her family are moving THIS WEEK to Ohio which is where they found an experimental treatment. She needs a transplant that is only available there.
A GoFundMe account was started for Ellie. EVERY DONATION WILL HELP. Her treatments are NOT covered and her family needs to pick up their life and move to the USA to save their baby's life. They also need upwards of ONE MILLION DOLLARS to make this work.
Have only $5 to spare? That's good enough! EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.
Ellie's GOFUNDME page is https://www.gofundme.com/f/fightforellie
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, I am begging you. ONE Starbucks coffee is all I am asking you to give up.
HELP SAVE ELLIE'S LIFE.