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The outpouring of support & prayers from our family & friends lead us to start this journal to keep everyone updated on Malorie's healing progress. As Malorie's aunt, it's been challenging to not only witness Malorie's fight against her tumor, but also difficult to see the pain of my sister Hoa & her husband as they work to continue to be strong for their little girl. If you've met Malorie personally, (first of all, if you haven't, you should), but if you have, you know she's a smart girl with a bright light and the sweetest demeanor.
How it all started: Around Thanksgiving, Malorie began showing an extreme level of exhaustion. So extreme, she was unable to stay awake throughout the day. Her teachers would send her to her mommy's office at school to rest & she would sleep 4-5 hours during school. She would wake up to eat & use the restroom, but other than that, she would sleep. Hoa took her to the doctor & they did some blood work & we anxiously waited for the results. The doctor said the blood work came back negative & maybe a virus just hit her wrong. If she didn't show improvement in a couple days to bring her back. The weekend passed, Malorie showed very little improvement. Hoa took her back to the doctor that Monday to rerun the blood tests & to complete an MRI. On Tuesday, Hoa came into the office for the results. That's when what seems to be a nightmare began.
I'll let Malorie's mommy tell the story in her own words in the journal entries below.
A lot of you have already shown your support by visiting, donating, bringing meals & most importantly through prayer. For those who would like to help Malorie & her family further, feel free to contact me directly by phone or text at 706.247.0022. You can also contribute directly to the Chiavone family through PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please continue to support them through prayer.