In honor of...
Olivia Rae McIlrvy
State:
South Dakota
Date of Birth:
28 Nov 2001
Date of Diagnosis:
28 Nov 2001 at Stage IV
My family:
Mom - Sandy, Dad - Clayton, Sister - Hannah
My pets:
Millie - dog, Fred, Dorothy, Lilly, Domino - cats
My favorite place:
Pizza Ranch
My favorite thing:
playing with her big sister Hannah
My favorite movie:
Shrek
My favorite song:
ABC
Something special about Olivia:
Olivia was diagnosed at birth with Stage 4S Neuroblastoma (right adrenal, bone marrow, kidneys and liver). Our CMN hospital had never seen this before and learned right along with us. 100 babies/year are born with this disease, but our family believes that Olivia is one in a million. She began treatment at 36 hours old. She continued treatment for 6 months on an outpatient basis (every 21 days) and has been in remission for 2 1/2 years. She is a fireball with a zest for life. Her blonde curls and twinkling eyes, (which have tricks in them) radiate and light up a room. Our little miracle is the definition of a love for life. She fought with every ounce of her being and we love her for that. Olivia turns 3 years old on November 28, 2004.
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