as told by her Mom Julie
Anna is a tough little 2 year old. She started having a tremor
in her left arm and leg about 3 weeks before they found that she
had a neuroblastoma, childhood cancer in the form of a tumor on
the adrenal gland. This condition has not held her back from
anything! She keeps up with her 7 year old sister and insists on
being very independent. "Anna's turn" is her saying when she wants
to do it herself. Anna's next step is
surgery to try and remove most of the tumor and then most likely
Anna loves stickers!! Her favorite characters are Spongebob,
Sesame Street, Blue's Clues, Dora the Explorer and Teletubbies.
Drop some stickers in your cards!!
SIBLINGS: Anna's 7 year old sister is Elise. She loves
Barbie, Bratz dolls, drawing and hair accessories (she has long
brown hair). It sounds like this has been hard on her - if you can
include something for her too it would make a world of difference!
Photos from the hospital 8/17/03
Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts, cards, stickers and
those wonderful care bears! We're hoping to be released tomorrow
(Monday 8/18/03). ~ Anna's Mom
ShareaCard sent Anna and her sister 2 HUGE Cuddle Pillow
Care Bears + some little beanie Care Bears too. Thank you to all
our donators who make this possible!