On October 1st, 2016 Edenn was diagnosed with 3 tumors in her abdomen. After sliding down the stairs on her stomach while at a friend’s house, one tumor ruptured causing her a lot of pain. Edenn had to take a life flight up to Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital for an emergency surgery. The surgeon ended up taking 2/3 of her stomach, 2 1/2 feet of intestine and some of her liver, as it had spread. A few days later we learned that she has something called GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal tumors). The pediatric type of this cancer is very rare.
Since surgery, Edenn has been healing great and has inspired all of us with her strength. She’s working on getting her strength back so that she can start doing the things she loves again.