Grace, or Cookie as her friends call her, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 10. For several months, she went back and forth receiving treatment, and the doctors said there was nothing more they could do. Her mom, Sharon, desperately searched for a clinical trial and found one at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
The thing about that clinical trial is that it was funded by other parents — the entire thing. After receiving two immunotherapy treatments through the trial, the doctors did a scan on Grace, saying, "We don't expect there to be much of a change. We just want to make sure it hasn't advanced."
But the cancer was almost all gone.
Grace, now 13, is currently in remission, and her mom says if those parents had not stepped forward and funded this clinical trial, her daughter may not be here.
Watch the video above to find out more about Grace's journey and how she stayed positive through a most challenging time.
To learn more about Pablove and the Shutterbug Program visit www.pablove.org.
A Plus is proud to announce that we are partnering with The Pablove Foundation during September, and that we'll be releasing stories featuring Pablove and its work throughout the month. Their mission? To fight childhood cancer with love.
Support Pablove and childhood cancer research by "going steady" and giving monthly. Learn more about the campaign and the cause here.