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Kennedy Rae Urban is a sweet adorable little 19 month old girl. On Monday July 29, 2013 Kennedy was taken to the doctors because her parents noticed that she hadn't been herself. Her belly seemed hard and distended. She was sent to a nearby hospital where it was discovered that Kennedy had multiple masses in her abdomen. She was immediately transferred by ambulance to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. At this time, her physicians believe that Kennedy has Stage 4 High-Risk Neuroblastoma Cancer. The working diagnosis was confirmed on August 5, 2013. Kennedy has a long fight ahead of her but we know that she is going to beat this! Kennedy is adored by her loving parents, Kevin and Melissa, and her super awesome big brother Connor!

Kennedy has also undergone a total of now five blood and two platelet transfusions, and she will need many more throughout her battle with cancer. Kennedy's blood type is O+ and if you are willing to donate blood you may do so directly at Childrens Hospital Los Angles to Kennedy's blood bank through the blood donor center. You can contact the blood donor center at (323) 361-2441 or click directly on the link below.

http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.3579263/k.45BF/Donate_Blood__Platelets__Bone_Marrow_Donor__Blood_Drive.htm


If you would like to donate blood and are not O+, you can still donate at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles blood donor center in Kennedy's name or even at your local Red Cross.

To learn more and bring awareness to Kennedy’s specific cancer type, please click directly on the link below


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroblastoma


 


Thank you for your continued support and prayers

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Kevin Urban posted a new journal entry, "Update By Kevin, 1/16/14".

Update, Kennedy’s courage over the past forty-eight hours continues to inspire us immensely. Her intensity to fight hard every minute of every hour reminds us of how ... Read more

Ethan Moore signed Kennedy's Guestbook.

Hope Kennedy's surgery went well!  We've seen little Kennedy and mom many times cruising the halls on the 4th floor at CHLA.....our home away from home these days ... Read more

Kevin Urban posted a new journal entry, "Update By Kevin, 1/14/14".

Update, Kennedy's tumor resection was successful and the team is pleased with the results. Today's surgery lasted for over six hours and it was very emotional. We would ... Read more

Kevin Urban added a new photo.

Kevin Urban posted a new journal entry, "Update by Melissa, 1/14/14".

As we are going into the 6th hour of surgery the the drs and nurses have checked in a few times and everything seems to be going well. All the information we are given is ... Read more

Kevin Urban posted a new journal entry, "Update by Kevin, 1/13/14".

Please join us in prayer and thoughts for Kennedy Rae. Tomorrow is a big day for her and our family as her planned surgery will begin around 10am tomorrow morning. Thank ... Read more

Kevin Urban posted a new journal entry, "Update by Melissa,1/7/14".

Today was a bitter sweet day for our family. Kennedy was able to come home today after 11 days in the hospital and we are all so happy to have her home. We get to have ... Read more

Kevin Urban posted a new journal entry, "Update by Melissa,1/5/14".

Today is day 11 of our hospital stay. Kennedy had a really good day today and is looking so much better. She was able to get up and walk around but only in her room ... Read more

Kevin Urban posted a new journal entry, "Update by Kevin, 1/5/14".

THANK YOU!!!We received tremendous support to the calling of the blood drive and have almost hit our goal. We are hoping that with walk-ins we will be able to fill the ... Read more

Kevin Urban posted a new journal entry, "Update by Melissa, 1/3/14".

On Wednesday night Kennedy was having a hard time adjusting to the feeding tube and threw everything up, so the drs turned down the rate that the “food” was going in. ... Read more

Kevin Urban posted a new journal entry, "Update by Melissa, 1/1/14".

Yesterday was a pretty traumatic day for Kennedy. She had to have an NG tube (feeding tube) put in because she has not eaten in 6 days and all of her nutritional levels ... Read more

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