We would like to introduce you to September's cancer cutie the beautiful Ambrea! Ambrea was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Ewings Sarcoma, in July. She stole our hearts with that sweet little smile. Please join us by showing her and her family as much support as we can! You can donate directly to Ambrea by clicking on the donate button at www.psiadoreyou.com. Here is her story written by her mom....
Our beautiful, sweet little daughter Ambrea is truly amazing! She is so much fun to be around, from her spunky, humorous personality to her generous heart. Ambrea is 3 years old and will turn 4 in September. She has 2 older sisters Mellili (11), and Shalantie (9), and a baby brother Ammon (10 months). She loves spending time with her family, dancing in the living room, rubbing her face on her brother’s stomach until he laughs or doing gymnastics with her sisters. Her favorite place to be is at home. She likes to help mom fold laundry and she absolutely loves to serve dinner to her family.
While on vacation in Washington, on Independence Day weekend, my sister broughtAmbrea to me. She said she had fallen off the trampoline, and had landed on her back. I thought she merely had the wind knocked out of her as she was trying to catch her breath. I was on the phone with my husband, who was back at home in Arizona, and told him I would call him back after comforting Ambrea. After a few short minutes she was crying out in pain and holding her stomach. I knew something was horribly wrong and I had to get to the Emergency Room as soon as possible!
The x-ray results were alarming, as they thought she had torn her diaphragm. We rode in ambulance to the trauma center at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, OR. An x-ray done by the hospital staff revealed a tumor the size of a cantaloupe in Ambrea’s chest. Four long days later we were told every parent’s worst nightmare… she has cancer (ewings sarcoma to be exact).
It has been so heart wrenching to see our spunky Ambrea go through so much pain and suffering… Chest tubes to prevent a collapsed lung, constant poking, prodding, multiple IV’s, surgeries, chemo treatments, constant fevers, vomiting, and multiple blood transfusions too. But the hardest part is watching our happy, fun-loving daughter, who would always say cute things to everyone, be afraid of everyone who walks into the room. She completely shuts down, bows her head and closes her eyes like she is going to wake up from a bad dream. However, as time goes on, and through the love, support and prayers of our family and friends, we accept and overcome the daily challenges of cancer. We are eternally grateful to God for his tender mercies, for we know we could never do this without Him.