PLEASE HELP: At 5, Lily LaRue Anderson has already won a poetry contest. One of twins, she loves taking photos, making videoes, doing impressions, telling jokes. She also has an inoperable brain tumor.
With no prior signs, the spry, bubbly Wayne girl was diagnosed Tuesday with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).
The tumor sits in the middle of the brain stem — which holds our “wiring” for motor control and sensation — and can’t be removed.
It’s a particularly cruel disease: The median overall survival term is 9 months.
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- UPDATE: The Shriners Circus launched the final performance of its recent leg in Morristown last night with a trio of special guests — 5-year-old Lily LaRue Anderson and her brother and sister — in an event made possible by some very caring people who learned of Lily’s inoperable brain tumor barely 48 hours earlier. READ MORE ….
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Thirty percent last a year and 10% two years.
(What it does to children can be researched elsewhere.)
“Lily is so smart, funny, and loves life,” her parents say on a GoFundMe page for Lily .
“She is an animal lover…chihuahuas, unicorns, owls, monkeys, and even worms,” it says. “She loves taking photos, making videos, dancing, and doing silly impressions.
“Lily is always ready to show you a new trick, tell you a joke, and sing you a song. You are guaranteed a good laugh and big smile.
“She loves to entertain all ages and she is bright star to her entire family and friends. She is loved by so many, especially her aunts, uncles, many cousins, and grandparents.”
The fundraising effort is to support Lily and her family. After 5% to GoFundMe, the entire amount raised will be used for expenses associated with medical care and travel to Pennsylvania and Maryland for treatments — and for any needs or wishes that Lily has.
If you can find a place in your heart for an angel who likely won’t see Christmas, it would be appreciated. Her parents — along with Lily’s three older siblings — could use the help.
GoFundMe For Lily
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