Victoria, 6 | Neuroblastoma

Victoria was diagnosed with stage 2 Neuroblastoma at 6 months old with a tumor on the right side of her neck. After one unsuccessful attempt to try to remove she underwent chemotherapy for 3 months. A second surgery was done in June of 2012 where the tumor was successfully removed. At that time, it was possible she would either lose mobility to her arm or her vocal chords would be damaged. A year later we found the surgery had been damaged and her right lung diaphragm had been paralyzed. She had a surgery to permanently hold the diaphragm closed.
Today she is 6 years in remission, and has just started 1st grade. In the years of remission, she’s done a range of activities; Swimming, gymnastics, Muay Thai, Judo and Jiu Jitsu. For the past 3 years, for her birthday her one wish is to be a part of this race. And finally, this year it lands on her birthday and she couldn’t be happier.
Thank you for organizing such a wonderful event!