While on vacation with her family in May of 2013. Carolyn began complaining of a stomach ache. The day after she returned home, her parents, took her to her pediatrician who, suspecting appendicitis, sent her for a CT scan. The scan revealed a cancerous tumor around her rib (11 and 12) and pushing against the liver and kidney. The tumor was later diagnosed as Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that occurs either in or around the bones.
Carolyn had 17 rounds of chemo, 5 surgeries and over 100 nights in the hospital. Carolyn now has scans every 3 months.
Carolyn loves ballet, arts and crafts and being with her friends and family.
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