Meet Norah – Neuroblastoma Warrior
“I want to send you a huge thank you for your generous donation to NCCS. Your donation helped my daughter and I travel to New York to receive scans after a recent relapse,” said Holly.
In the fall of 2015, two-year-old Norah had an ear infection that refused to go away. When her stomach began bothering her too, doctors decided to run some tests. Scans soon revealed one tumor on her adrenal gland and another behind her eye.
Diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Norah began chemotherapy. In true warrior fashion, she was very cooperative with doctors and nurses, coping amazingly well. Once her medical team realized the cancer had metastasized to her bones, her family traveled from their home in Kansas to New York for specialized treatment.
After relapsing in November of 2017, Norah traveled back to New York for additional chemotherapy, antibody and vaccine treatment. Following a second relapse in June of 2020, she started the same regimen again.
It has been a long six-year battle for Norah as she continues to travel to New York for care. But with her most recent scans clear, she has been able to enjoy more of the things she loves, including school, travel, karate, Girl Scouts and swimming.
Throughout her treatment journey, the NCCS has provided Norah’s family nearly $30,000 for assistance with transportation, food and gas. Norah’s mom, Holly, is grateful for the support.
“I want to send you a huge thank you for your generous donation to NCCS. Your donation helped my daughter and I travel to New York to receive scans after a recent relapse,” said Holly. “It is a huge relief that I don’t have to worry about finding the funds to fly her to get the medical attention she needs! NCCS has been a constant source of help for my family since Norah’s diagnosis in 2015. Thank you for thinking of others and thank you for supporting an organization that will always have a special place in our hearts.”