The month of February’s warrior is the incredible, strong, beautiful 6 year old Ellie. In early December 2017, Ellie was diagnosed with AML Leukemia, a rare and severe form of cancer. In the summer of 2018 she was well enough to resume regular activities with her friends and family. Unfortunately, soon after starting grade 1, Ellie’s AML had unfortunately returned.
As many know, the “Swab for Ellie” campaign was created, as Ellie desperately needed a bone marrow match. The campaign went world-wide, in a desperate search to help this beautiful little girl.
Miraculously, a match was found but Ellie still has a long road ahead of her. Within the next week Ellie will undergo her bone marrow transplant, and then will be rebuilding her immunity and recovering for several months. We pray this is the final step in giving Ellie a long and healthy life.
February 4th is world cancer day, so let’s celebrate this month by fighting childhood cancers. No child and no family should have to suffer and worry in the way that Ellie’s family has. A portion of the proceeds from the month of February will be donated to Ellie’s charity.