Vannah was just 2 years old when she began her cancer battle. Following a seizure on December 6, 2014, it was discovered she had what was originally thought to be a benign brain tumor. A surgery was performed to remove it, and after an examination on the tissues collected, she was diagnosed with PNET (primitive neuroectodermal tumor) WHO grade IV brain tumor. Like everyone else who has experienced this, we were warned of all the side effects of the treatments that would save her life. And so of course, her hair began falling out in clumps. The decision was made to take matters into our own hands, and we cut her hair on January 24, 2015.
She isn't completely out of the woods yet, but thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors at Norton Children's Hospital, she's still here. And she's a happy, intelligent, sweet little girl.
But because no child should have to fight cancer alone...we will now be cutting our hair for her, and everyone like her: past, present, or future.
You can be the difference for kids fighting cancer right here in our community by joining me in my efforts to raise funds for Norton Children's Cancer Institute through my participation in Chili's Clip for Kids!
No family should have to travel to find the best possible cancer care and Chili's Clip for Kids helps make it possible for kids fighting cancer to get the care they need, right here at home at Norton Children's Cancer Institute, in affiliation with the University of Louisville.
The nationally recognized oncology staff at Norton Children's fights alongside the youngest cancer patients and their families to provide care, hope and compassion. In order to work toward a cure and expand support for families, Norton Children's needs the help of generous community members like you.
Chili's Clip for Kids challenges participants to raise funds in return for shaving, trimming or clipping their hair in solidarity with kids fighting cancer.
Thank you in advance for your support!