Knight has always prided itself on helping others, in any way we can. So when we heard about Brie-Lynn’s recent cancer diagnosis, and the subsequent expenses that will follow it, we donated $500 to her GoFundMe campaign.
Brie-Lynn is the 18 month old daughter of Tim and Tara. She was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer common to children. The mass was found in her abdomen.
The tumour is so large that doctors are unable to operate on it. It will first have to be shrunk with chemotherapy.
This means that for the next year, Brie-Lynn will have to have bi-weekly chemotherapy sessions, followed by radiation, and eventually surgery.
Brie-Lynn and her parents live one hour away from the Children’s Hospital. Between travel expenses, meals, and one or both parents having to take time off from work to take Brie-Lynn to her appointments, the expenses are adding up.
We found out about Brie-Lynn’s diagnosis, and wanted to make the donation to help cover some of these expenses. The next year will be a tough one for the whole family; consider making a donation to Brie-Lynn’s fight against cancer to help ease the financial strain.
The Knight team wishes Brie-Lynn and her family the best of luck on the road to recovery.
More About Rhabdomyosarcoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma is part of the sarcoma cancer family, which forms on connective tissues like muscles, fat, and bones.
This particular kind of sarcoma is comprised of cells that would normally develop into skeletal muscles. These cells begin to form in embryos, which means this cancer is most common in young children.
Rhabdomyosarcoma is divided into 2 main strains:
- Embryonal – This is most common in children 5 years and younger. It often occurs in the head, neck, genital, and urinary areas.
- Alveolar – This can affect all age groups equally, and is most often found in the abdomen, chest, arms and legs.
While symptoms of Rhabdomyosarcoma differ depending on where it is found, signs include:
- A lump or swelling that does not go away.
- Trouble urinating
- Blood in the nose, throat, or genital areas.
Remember, always consult a doctor to get a professional diagnosis.