City, State: Happy Valley, OR
Club: Rock Creek Middle School Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 1/14/2021
Lily's Story:Lily is a sweet and compassionate 13-year-old with a heart of gold. She enjoys helping others. Lily loves being outside, hanging out with friends, watching movies and TikTok videos.
In July of 2020, Lily was camping and felt like she had something stuck in her throat. By the third day it had tripled in size and she needed to be seen by a doctor.
A multitude of tests quickly revealed a large mass in her throat. Lily was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma. The next morning, she was transferred to Randall Children’s Hospital. Doctors removed the tumor along with 19 swollen lymph nodes to reduce the chance of the cancer spreading.
Lily has had over four surgeries to place ports and other devices to help with her treatments. Her chemotherapy started immediately. Lily also must spend a month at Seattle Children’s Hospital where she will receive a special type of proton beam radiation to help fight the cancer.
Lily has a fight ahead of her, but she is strong and with love and support she is determined to beat this!
Lily will be adopted as a Sparrow to Rock Creek Middle School. Students will work hard to not only love and support her but also raise money for Lily through sponsored community service for medical and daily needs.