The initial diagnosis was 03/28/14 followed by rotationplasty (amputation)on 07/01/14 and then final treatment on 11/20/14. We had follow ups with physical therapy, ortho surgeon, and oncology until 11/2015 (1st relapse) that led to the first thorocatomy (lung surgery, right lung) on 01/16. We kept doing follow up and some of those appointments didn’t show clear scans. That led to subsequent surgeries: right lung thorocatomy 08/16, left lung thorocatomy 09/16…we came back for a follow up and the scans still weren’t clear, which led us back to a port placement and chemotherapy. Our first round of chemo started for the second time on 01/06/17. Poppy was a fighter! She was also a vegetarian and loved animals, art, and dancing.
After a courageous battle, Poppy passed away on October 15, 2017. She will forever live in our hearts and be part of the Rally family.
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