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Tori’s Story

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We are so blessed.Welcome to Tori's journey. It all began around March 10, 2013. Tori started in with a bad cough, congestion and feeling very tired. We went to the doctors and he said she had some sinus issues and put her an on antibiotic. She felt a little better on some days, but then got worse. Her days were full of wanting to do nothing but lay around, her cough got worse and her chest began to hurt. She lost her appetite and began losing some weight. She kept the positive attitude, continued to work and manage her school load, but struggled. We took her back to the doctors, who put her on a stronger antibiotic and told us to get a chest X-Ray if it wasn't better by Monday.Her chest got better at first, but then got bad again. She began having shortness of breath, lost a few more pounds, her back began to hurt (we assumed it was from coughing so much), she was still very tired. Some days she felt pretty good and other days it was difficult to breathe. She began experiencing extreme night sweats and some numbness and discoloration in her left arm when she was actively using it.We had a chest X-ray done which showed some fluid in her left lung. So back to the doctors we went. The doctor noticed a large swelling around the left side of her neck, almost looking like a football players neck. The doctor then told us that the chest X-ray also showed a large thickening down the middle of the chest. He said that these were all sign of lymphoma - which is a form of blood cancer...and thus it all began!

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Happy Birthday Tori!

One year ago today, Tori received her transplant and her new life.  We will forever celebrate this birthday with Tori!
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Melanie Yaufman
By Melanie Roberts Yaufman
I am so happy and thankful (and in tears) that Tori is celebrating this wonderfully glorious day. I am sure you have had it marked on your calendars all year. Yes, every year Tori will have two birthdays......Praise the Lord!!!!! <3
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dave gorzelanczyk
By Dave Gorzelanczyk
Happy Birthday & Congratulations! God has a purpose for you! Live, laugh, love!
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Vicki Hofmann
By Vicki Hofmann
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Robert Murphy >Jacob's Dad<
By Robert Murphy
And it is a perfect witness to "the old is gone, all things are made new" For all of your family we Continue to pray each day that you will each hold dear the love of each other, the family bonds you have been blessed with, and the precious moments we are blessed to be together in sickness and even more so in health that we should value as one of God's greatest gifts.

Tori, we pray that the fear in those early days of trying to live you convert into living all your tomorrows fearlessly being the woman God has equipped and gifted you to be. :-) Blessed Re-birthday !
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Diann Brown
By Diann Brown
What wonderful gift! Thank you God for saving this girls' life! She's blessed and a blessing! Don't get to see you, but still love you!! Roll along!!!
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Sue Valentine
By Aunt Suzie
This is even better than your 21st birthday! New life!!!! Happy birthday!
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By Linda Mathias
So Happy For You, Prayer Does Work, Love Ya Aunt Linda Uncle Rich
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Ralph and Karen Parrish
By Karen and Ralph Parrish, Dickson, Tennessee
Happy Birthday, Tori!!! Continued blessings in your life.
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Kate Kelly
By The Kelly Family
Always praying!
Happy birthday Tori!
Thanks be to God for the gift of your life!
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