Iolanthe’s Kids: Chrissy

Meet Chrissy. This awesome 8 year old has a very, very rare form of breast cancer only seen 1 in 1,000,000 called Secretory Breast Carcinoma (to date there are maybe only 15 cases worldwide). Chrissy is the youngest person ever seen with this type of cancer. Her case has been presented nationally (if she looks familiar, you may have seen her story on the news) and was reviewed by the top oncologists in the country. Chrissy will need long-term medical care and close monitoring since her case is considered an anomaly. Thankfully Chrissy is doing well. Her pathology tests from her lymph nodes that they took during her mastectomy came back cancer free!

Her Mom, Annette, writes: “Chrissy absolutely loves everything you sent and she is all smiles! From a mommy’s heart, thank you so much for helping her to smile!!! Many blessings to you and your family!” Chrissy’s hat was hand spun and felted by Lora out of Summer’s fiber. Special thanks to Scott Dobek for the beautiful hand-carved keychain.

This is the third time the family has faced cancer: Annette Turner was successfully treated for cervical cancer in 2000; her husband Troy, a Desert Storm veteran who works at Hill Air Force base, has struggled with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since 2008. Please consider showing them some support on their GoFundMe page. You can follow Chrissy’s story on her Facebook page, Chrissy’s Alliance.