Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pablove Across America 2011 Day 9 Afternoon Dedication: Samara Guetta and Piper Bell

Samara was diagnosed with Stage II Wilms Tumor at 9 months old this April. Her tumor was the size of an orange, which is huge for a baby's body. She just finished her treatment and is on the road to recovery, but is suggering from neuropathy in both feet from the chemo drugs. At 16 months she is just starting to crawl. Her family is confident she will walk sooner rather than later with help from physical therapists. Piper is only 18 months old and was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms Tumor on her 1st birthday. She is now cancer free but she needs a kidney transplant, which she won't be eligible for until next year (she has to be cancer free for at least one year). Until then she has to undergo dialysis.

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