MAD FOR SADIE
Sadie's story of cancer and cure.
Isn't everyone angry about cancer? Don't we all feel it is unfair when a loved one is diagnosed? When the medical research is not enough or the medications are too expensive, it is upsetting to say the least. Sadie is a Summit resident and just turned 8 years old. In 2015 she was diagnosed with cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma just to the left side of her nose. After a year of chemotherapy, she was monitored and clear for 4 years. At the start of Kindergarten in 2019, it grew again and she underwent chemotherapy as well as radiation. In September 2021 when the same lump grew again, the only relief was to know it has not spread anywhere else in her body. This third time called for a drastic surgical resection of the tumor to remove any cancer cells and it was in fact successful. However, it has left her with a visual indication on her face.
For her return from Texas Children's Hospital, we have created a slogan: Mad for Sadie. Mad because we are crazy in love with her! Mad because, as she says, it is so unfair that she has to miss her friends and the regular things kids do instead for surgeries and medical appointments.
Below is a link for a wonderful organization. Check it out if you would like to know more about helping Sadie and other children who have suffered from pediatric cancers: