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2016 CATALOG OF CARING »

Saving Young Lives Through Research: Audrey

Audrey
When Audrey was just eight months old, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Audrey’s family was referred to a CFC-supported research hospital, where her treatment included chemotherapy, surgery to remove the tumor, a bone marrow transplant, radiation therapy and antibody therapy.
 
But on the last day of Audrey’s treatment, scans showed that the cancer had returned. 
 
“We were devastated,” said her mom, Corinne. 
 
Audrey’s continuing treatment at the hospital has included chemotherapy, antibody therapy and a natural killer (NK) cell transplant. She is now two years old.
 
Her family is grateful for everything the hospital has done for them. “This has been so scary, but at the same time, it’s taught me a lot of life’s lessons,” Corinne said. “One of the biggest ones is just the goodness of people. I think that’s exemplified through [this hospital].”
 
Treatments created at this hospital have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since it opened 50 years ago. This progress is all due to the generosity of people like you.