Treatments at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital helping Cleveland 5-year-old
The Weatherford family has a lot to be thankful for this year.
"That's all they said, there was a mass," Aaron Weatherford said, after finding out his 5-year-old daughter Olivia had Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.
"It had measured that point above and below her diaphragm and that was Stage 3. Stage 4 meant there were tracings in her bone marrow. So that's kind of where, it's top of the line, this is as severe as it gets," Aaron said.
It started with her stomach hurting and within a week, Olivia, who also likes to be called Liv, and her family were at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
"Someone at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital knew someone at St. Jude, it worked out and within 12 hours, they said not only are we approving you, we're sending someone to get you," Aaron added.
And while this trip home to spend Thanksgiving together was short, it was much needed.
"I kind of like Memphis because I have all of my toys there," Liv said.
Liv and her parents have spent nearly eight months at St. Jude. Other family members have stepped in to help raise siblings, Ella and Eli.
Aaron said the help from the community both near and far have helped them get through each day.
"The faith that so many people have expressed to us and the transformation that they've had in her journey, is remarkable."
If you would like to follow Olivia's path, you can do so on her Facebook page called Liv- In the Journey.
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