Ella Byrd McKeirnan | CaringBridge

Ella Byrd McKeirnan Ella Byrd McKeirnan

First post: 4/5/2017 Latest post: 6/17/2017
With Tom and Chere's permission, we just wanted to share some difficult news regarding Tom and Chere's beautiful daughter, Ella. It is with heavy hearts that we share with you that Ella has been undergoing medical treatment for what appears to be cancer. This has very recently been diagnosed via a chest X-ray and contrast CT scans on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30. They found several nodules on both sides of her lungs, some of which are very large. The doctors believe this is likely a cancer which has metastasized to her lungs, the origin of which is unknown. This Monday, April 3, Ella will get a PET scan followed by a biopsy on Tuesday, April 4, to try to get a better idea of what kind of cancer they are dealing with.  Cancer identification will likely not be known until later in the week.  Ella will probably start an aggressive chemo therapy by the end of the week.
Our Ella just celebrated her 18th birthday and will be graduating from Gonzaga Prep High School this spring.  She has a brilliant mind and courageous heart and is handling this with a positive attitude.  Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.
We politely request that you do not send any flowers or plants.  Ella’s doctor instructed us recently, that Ella can not be around the pollens and fungus’ commonly associated with bouquets and plants.  
“Team Ella” Wrist Bands
If interested in wrist bands, please contact or text Ella’s friends, Maddie West (509) 385-5171 or Cambell Lee (208) 819-6547.  Maddie and Cambell have graciously offered to mail them out if needed.  The cost of the wrist bands are $1, plus shipping if needed.  All proceeds go to Coaches vs. Cancer.

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