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Alannah’s Story

Alannah came home from school one day complaining about upper leg pain, and her stomach hurt a lot. The underneath of her eyes became dark no matter how much sleep she got. She ran a low grade fever for days and became anemic.She was very tired and wasn't her normal self. I brought her to three different doctors and finally the third did a special blood test, and they sent her to Children's Hospital who ran more tests and told us she has Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer. Alannah went to Childrens in Minneapolis on August 1st 2012 and was diagnosed on August 3rd 2012.

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Update from LuAnn

It is with a heavy heart that I am needing to inform you our two week reprieve has been revoked.
Alannah woke up with two new lumps on the back of her head, a headache, and she is experiencing more pain in her knees. As feared the family was informed that the cancer is still spreading. The oral chemo was stopped immediately and today she began another type of chemo. This type is two IV meds for 5 days (to be completed Saturday morning) on an outpatient basis. (we pray) I spoke with Angie (mom) a short time ago and she stated that today's chemo session went very well.
It seems so unfair that any child, parent, family should ever have to tolerate all this sadness. We know that we are not alone in this fight and our prayers extend to each and every family out there fighting this terrible killer we call Cancer. This has been a small dip in our roller coaster ride but with the support of friends, family, strangers and everyone else who has been there for us we are still holding out for that miracle. We want to thank you again for your love and concern. Please continue to pray and to spread the word.
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Debbie Zimmerman
By Debbie Zimmerman
My sweet Alannah I love and miss you so much!
Wanda Stevens
By Wanda Stevens
Sweet Alannah, you always have a place in our hearts. We love you and continue our prayers for you, mom, dad and brother. Say your prayers every night and believe that Jesus walks with you.
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Steve Peterson
By Aunt Maureen and Uncle Chum
We are all praying for you and your family.
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Brenda Markman
By Brenda Markman
Hey Angie and Alannah, this is Brenda at Option Care. I just wanted to let you know that you are all in my prayers. God's blessing upon you and may He grant you comfort and peace. Brenda
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brenda heinz
By brenda heinz
Alannah your a fighter for being so young, dont give up.Many prayers sent your way. I think of all of you often. Love Brenda
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Tonia Couch
By Tonia Couch
So sorry Alannah is going thru this. Many prayers coming your way.
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Francyne Maki
By Francyne Maki
Many prayers coming your way.
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LeAnne Hardy
By LeAnne Hardy
So sorry that Alannah has to go through this. You are in my prayers.
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Laura Formanek
By Laura Formanek
Praying for comfort and peace for Alannah and family. Bless you all!!
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Robin Hallanger
By Robin Hallanger
Good Morning , I am praying for a miracle in 2016. Have a great day.l
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