Thursday, September 1, 2011

Prayers for Ellison

A while back I mentioned baby Ellison in my Thankful Thursday post.  Ellison's mom, Ashley, is my  mom's friend and co-worker. 

Little Ellison was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (M5) at her 8 week appt, and has already gone through two rounds of chemo with the third one starting this past Sunday.  They found out that their 5 year old son is a match for Ellison and they will be doing a bone marrow transplant once chemo is complete.  She will then have to stay in the hospital for 40 straight days and then in the immediate Charleston area for another 100 days after that (they live in Myrtle Beach - 100 miles away from MUSC where Ellison is being treated).

J, Andrew and I will be attending a benefit bbq for her next weekend up in Myrtle.  They have had such an overwhelming response of people who will be attending that they actually had to move it to a bigger location - which makes me very happy.  My mom emails me updates and pictures of sweet Ellison and I get a lump in my throat every time I think about what she has had to go through so far.  Oh, and to top it all off, she has a cleft lip and palate that will also need surgery down the road.

Anyway, my point with all of this was to ask everyone out there to keep sweet baby Ellison in their thoughts and prayers.  Any positive healing thoughts that you can send her way would be greatly appreciated.

If you want to read more about Ellison and her journey you can read it here.

I told her mom I was so impressed that she is sitting up here - she's almost a month younger than Andrew and he can't do this.  She's a special little baby  :)


  1. This breaks my heart! I'm praying hard! And next time I'm in Myrtle, we're getting together if you're really that close! :)

  2. It breaks my heart, too - to think of that poor sweet baby going through all of this. She's a little fighter, though.

    And I AM that close - it's 90 miles from my house to my parents right outside of MB. We definitely need to get together next time you're there!

  3. Just thought I would let you know that Vintage Snoopy is on zulily today!