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Molly Wilkins has been diagnosed with Solitary Bone Plasmacytoma. "Plasmacytoma refers to a tumour consisting of abnormal plasma cells that grows within the soft tissue or bony skeleton... most commonly occurs in middle-aged or elderly people and is very rare under the age of 30." Originally thought to be just a compression fracture, doctor's discovered the tumor in her L4 vetebrae. Treatment will include multiple surgeries and radiotherapy.
Tuesday, May 9th Molly injured her back and was in excruciating pain. An ambulance was called, and the ER visit revealed that Molly had a crushed vertebra. An initial CT scan revealed a tumor in her vertebrae. Molly was admitted into St. Peter's Hospital in Helena, MT.
Saturday, May 13th Molly experienced back spasms and tingling sensations in her legs and toes. Medical staff decided that Molly's treatment should be moved to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Molly took an air ambulance to Seattle on Sunday, May 14th.
Tuesday, May 16th, Seattle doctors are planning to conduct Molly's first back surgery, where they will place rods into her back. A second surgery is being planned for Thursday, May 18th to take out the crushed vertebra and build new 'bone'.
Molly's resilience and positive attitude has been unwavering through this experience. Molly often asks those around her how they are doing, and has on multiple occasions referred to herself as "lucky." Molly has discussed how this experience has confirmed what amazing family and friends she has. Molly's big heart has shown even brighter in this difficult situation.
Molly and family would like to thank the incredible surgical staff at St. Peter's hospital and Harborview Medical Center for their excellent care and diligence.
Please help Molly in her time of need by donating and sharing her GoFundMe page. Money raised will go towards medical expenses. Molly would like to donate any extra-money raised to Intermountain. Intermountain is a multi-facetted organization that focuses on relational and emotional health. Intermountain provides integrated care, treatment, and permanency, for all struggling children, youth, and families. Intermountain is an organization close to Molly's heart, as she plans to attend University of Montana's school of Social Work in the Fall of 2017.