Why I'm Running
So many reasons. This will be my fourth year taking on this amazing challenge, but this year is definitely different. Addie. Simply put, she’s my hero. If she can fight cancer, then I can fight through 24 miles in 24 hours. She’s my inspiration, my drive, my motivation. When I want to give up, I think about how she doesn’t have a chance to. I run for her.:reminder_ribbon:
About Team Addie

On May 1, 2019, an urgent visit to our pediatrician changed our lives. Addie had been experiencing symptoms a few weeks prior that signaled her pediatrician to order an emergency MRI, which led to the discovery of a mass on her cerebellum. We were sent down to Rainbows UH for Addie to undergo another MRI, which confirmed the discovery. Over the next two days, Addie underwent 2 brain surgeries. The second surgery on May 3, 2019 was to remove the tumor. Preliminary tests performed that same day revealed that the mass was a malignant tumor, and based on the symptoms, size, and placement, it was determined to be Medulloblastoma. The neurosurgeon was confident that he would be able to remove as much as he could, and was able to perform a successful surgery that left a small area (1mm to 1.5mm) connected to her brainstem.

After her recovery from surgery, Addie underwent surgery to place her mediport, a corrective eye surgery, 6 weeks (equivalent to 30 treatments) of radiation, another eye surgery, a g-tube placement, hundreds of pokes, 2 lumbar punctures, and several scans. A few weeks after radiation ended she began her journey to complete 9 cycles of chemotherapy, which was spread out over roughly one year.

During all of this, Addie went back to school full time as a third grader at Lake Elementary in August of 2019, just 3 months after brain surgery and being diagnosed with brain cancer. The motto at our house was, and will always be, “We will worry about the cancer, you worry about being a kid”, and Addie has done just that. She continues to be a social butterfly and loves being at school with her friends. During the 2019-2020 school year, Addie only missed 46 days of school. Even on chemo cycle admission days, Addie could be found at school, even if just for an hour in the morning, so she could attend her student council meeting where she was a class representative.

As many cancer parents will tell you, even though the treatments have ended, this really has no end. Cancer will be a part of her life for years to come. She will have routine exams, scans, and blood draws. The side effects from chemotherapy can develop over time, and she will always be susceptible to secondary cancers. But no matter what the future holds, Addie‘s big heart and huge smile will never disappear, and her strength and determination will continue to be one step ahead of cancer.

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Kylie Earl & Family
10 days ago

We are so proud of you! 💪🏼💜 Addie is one lucky girl to have you as an AUNT! 🥰

$50.00
Starr
11 days ago
$500.00
CK Ca2
11 days ago
$250.00
Starr's
11 days ago
$250.00
Jenalyn Kustron
11 days ago
$24.00
Amanda and Adam
11 days ago
$30.00
Jane and Mike
12 days ago

Way to go

$48.00
Nancy and Andy Lingenfelter
16 days ago

Kick some BUTT!

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Aunt Linda and Uncle Gary
19 days ago

We love you Addie! Thank you Missy! Run like the wind!

$50.00
Dawn Diemert
27 days ago

Addie & Michelle

Nicole Thompson
28 days ago
$24.00
The Burkes
28 days ago

Go Missy! We ❤ you Addy!

$50.00
Terri Fantaske
29 days ago

God Bless Addie, and good luck Missy!

$50.00
Girlfriend
1 month ago

Good luck girlfriend!!! #Addiestrong

$24.00
Angie Grajzl
1 month ago
$50.00
Ray and Phyllis Shaw
2 months ago

Good Luck Missy! Team Addie Rocks!

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Krystal Gerlosky
2 months ago
$24.00
Uncle Russ & Aunt Debby
3 months ago

Team Addie All the Way!!!

$25.00
Bill and Patty O'Donnell
3 months ago

Good Luck Missy!!

$50.00
Engelhardt’s
3 months ago

Go Addie! Been cheering you on the whole way 🎉

$48.00
Ray & Phyllis Shaw
3 months ago

Good Luck Missy! You will rock this just like Addie rocked kicking cancer's butt! You are all an amazing family.

$50.00
Erica Paxton & family
3 months ago

Go Team Addie!

$24.00
Ron& Lynne
3 months ago

You go girl!!

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The Kowalski's
3 months ago

We love you Addie!

$50.00
Mandi Muckleroy
3 months ago

Good luck Missy! Addie is one tough cookie and she is a rockstar!

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Rita Stein Johnson
3 months ago
$24.00
Carolyn Capell
3 months ago

We at Blueberry Hill are so proud of Addie and her family.

Dawn Z
3 months ago
$24.00
Uncle Dan & Aunt Tammy
3 months ago

You are the best Aunt Missy. Love you and Love our Addie. #addiestrong

$50.00
Linda Palmer-Hegrat
3 months ago

Good Luck Missy!! Have fun!!

$50.00
Margaret Snider
3 months ago

Tribute to Addie

$25.00
Jimmy and Sandi Schempp
3 months ago

You go girl. You have got lots of people pushing you through. You got this.

$48.00
David and Rosemary Cejmer
3 months ago

What a brave girl you are Addie

$24.00
John and Darlene
3 months ago

Addie strong! ✝️❤️

$48.00
Papa Don & Gramma Brenda
3 months ago

You have fought the fight of your life Addie and KICKED it square on the BUTT.

$50.00
Marianne Kinne
3 months ago
$24.00
Roger & Debbie Gindin
3 months ago

Love & Support from Blueberry Hill

$24.00
Donna & Wes Lowe
3 months ago
$200.00
Larry & Sandra Scott
3 months ago

Blueberry Hill family supports you!

$24.00
Aunt Lisa, Uncle Mark & Wilson
3 months ago

💛Addie, you're our hero! 💛 Missy, thank you for being our family ambassador for the 24 in 24! BIG LOVE!

$50.00
Tom and Eleanor
3 months ago

Go Maddie

$30.00
Pam Fiorucci
3 months ago

Go, Team Addie! ADDIESTRONG!!!

$24.00
Barbara Soden
3 months ago
$10.00
Grammie
3 months ago
$120.00