Cancer is a devastating diagnosis in the life of anyone. However, when children receive a cancer diagnosis the effect is arguably most harmful.
2-year-old Melody Patterson received a Retinoblastoma diagnosis during April 2016. Retinoblastoma is cancer in the retina and is very rare, only 3% of children are affected. As a result, Melody had her left eye removed.
The Patterson family thought they had conquered the battle against cancer. But soon they found that she would be diagnosed with another form of cancer. This time Leptomeningeal, a rare cancer that spreads to the membranes that encircle the brain and spinal cord.
Melody and her family were able to raise over $18,000 for medical expenses through GoFundMe. The outpouring of support in the form of donations and prayers has been crucial to the family during this trying time. Melody is at M.D. Anderson in Houston undergoing chemotherapy.
Our prayers are with the Patterson family and here is the link to their GoFundMe if you would like to give.