On June 20th, 2016, Lyndsey and Chris Mandley learned that their precious son, Carter, was diagnosed with cancer at just 9 innocent months old. They were crushed to learn that Carter had Extra-renal Metastatic Rhabdoid tumors (ER-MRT), a diagnosis that bears an extremely low rate of survival.
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Eoin was diagnosed with Leukemia on September 21, 2016, one month after turning 3 years old. Eoin immediately started treatment and life was such a whirlwind as we were thrusted into the childhood cancer world.
It is always disruptive to the entire family when a child is diagnosed with cancer. In our case we added a relocation from Columbus, OH to Boston in addition to learning that we had two boys needing treatment instead of one, and that the treatment was risky and invasive.
In under two weeks time, Kate and Rodney Ross’s 2.5 year old daughter Kennedy, a girl with black raven curls nicknamed #littlemissadventure, was airlifted to Boston, underwent emergency surgery, suffered a stroke, was given a cancer diagnosis, and never regained consciousness.
Bianka Kucelin will always be a shining light to all who have known her, beloved by family, friends and her whole community. She touched us all with her grace, joy, spunk, beauty and spirit. She loved to dance, play with her sister and friends, sing, go to shows, concerts, and plays, and to laugh. She was always kind, happy, and brave.