My Story

Taylor was diagnosed with colon cancer in early 2011 when she was only 14 years old.  She had surgery to remove a portion of her colon, followed by 12 rounds of chemotherapy and a surgical procedure called HIPEC at MD Anderson hospital in Houston, TX.

The cancer returned in September of 2012 in an aggressive way.  Two large masses were discovered in her abdomen which turned out later to be her ovaries.  She had an additional 12 rounds of chemo, the HIPEC procedure again, then 3 follow-up rounds of chemo.

She was cancer free for her entire senior year, but in August of 2014 the cancer returned for a third time.  She had a mass removed from her abdomen and she'll start chemo.  She is still attending TCU this year and participating in all the college activities she can fit into her calendar.


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Bob Helland posted a new journal entry, "WONDERFUL day today!".

We had a terrific day today.Taylor is feeling great.  Chemo is going great.  We've had a TON of wonderful visitors, including bestie Sierra and her family, as well as ... Read more

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Bob Helland posted a new journal entry, "SUSHI AND GOOD NEWS!!".

Taylor's wonderful boyfriend just brought Taylor SUSHI from her favorite restaurant.  She's loving it!Great news all around:  Nothing new showing on the CT scan!  There ... Read more

Bob Helland posted a new journal entry, "THREE specific prayer requests".

Taylor is FINALLY (hospital time!) checked into her room, 556.  We're waiting for the chemo meds to arrive and she is sound asleep!We met with our oncologist this ... Read more

Bob Helland posted a new journal entry, "Good week! Chemo tomorrow".

Taylor has had a wonderful week at TCU.  She was asked to participate in an organization called KLIFE.  http://ftworth.klife.com/page.php?id=86She will be working with ... Read more

Denise Jenkins signed Taylor's Guestbook.

As I'm reading about the magical night at the Make-a-wish event, I'm thinking .... gosh, wish I could see Tay on stage sharing her journey. Wow! Just amazing. What an ... Read more

Bob Helland posted a new journal entry, "My hero".

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