At a young age, Wish Kid Ellie started having headaches on a regular basis, sometimes even lasting a few days. Since other members of her family suffer from migraines, initially they didn’t believe it was something of great concern. But after a particularly severe headache, Ellie’s mother followed her instincts and rushed her to the ER.
While at the ER, doctors were treating her as if she had another migraine, but Wish Kid Ellie’s parents pushed to have an MRI and to see a neurologist. Following two separate MRI scans, Ellie was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, the most common type of pediatric malignant primary brain tumor. Ellie was immediately taken to St. Jude for treatments, and Ellie had brain surgery to remove the tumor. Since surgery, Ellie has gone through 30 rounds of radiation and seven months of chemotherapy. Following her treatments, another scan was performed, and thankfully there were no traces of cancer.
A month after the wish, Ellie also received a gift box from Kids Wish Network filled with all of her favorite things. Her mom said, “Ellie was shocked because her wish had already been granted. She was so surprised and happy!”