Ella is an incredibly sweet and friendly little two-year-old girl who loves to dance to music, swing at the playground, color, paint, and giggle!
When Ella was just 7 months old, her parents took her to the doctor after they noticed some unusual eye movements. It didn’t take long for doctors to discover that Ella had a large tumor in her brain and spine.
Ella was diagnosed with an Optic Pathway Glioma. Surgery was not an option because the tumor had spread throughout the brain and spine.
She started chemotherapy treatments immediately. The goal is to simply shrink the tumors.
Because Ella is so young, it is difficult to know the full effects of the cancer. She has some vision impairment and struggles with motor skills.
Despite all the pain and struggles with side effects from the treatments, Ella’s smile is infectious, and she loves being silly! This will be a lifelong journey for her as she fights this battle.
Ella will be adopted as a Sparrow to Rex Putnam High. Students will work hard to raise money for Ella through sponsored community service.