Ella

Last June we noticed a mass on Ella’s left neck, a week later a CT scan sent us to Dr. Woods at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. A PET scan and biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 10 1/2 weeks later she went into remission! A CT scan 6 months later, in March 2016, showed a spot in her spleen and a questionable area in her thymus. She is again doing chemotherapy and is working towards a stem cell transplant, hopefully soon. Ella’s most favorite thing to do is to play softball. Cancer and chemotherapy have not stopped her from doing what she loves. Though she may not be playing her normal position of catcher she is out there giving it her all and ROCKING it!!!