On March 1, also the Jewish holiday of Purim, we received the devastating news that Sophie’s cancer had returned. After routine scans the day prior, our doctor informed us that they believed Sophie’s PPB tumor had begun to grow back. Given the severity of this news, Sophie immediately went into surgery last Monday, March 5th, where her surgeon performed another open-lung biopsy to confirm malignancy and insert a new mediport to be used for future treatment.
After numerous discussions with different doctors, we are beginning a new course of chemotherapy treatment this upcoming week at Sloan. This treatment will be more rigorous than the previous ones, and will require us to remain mostly in the hospital over the course of the next week.
We will follow up with additional updates as we have them, and implore everyone to please keep Sophie (Shalva Gavriella Bat Shani Aliza) in your thoughts and prayers, and ask your networks, families and friends to please do the same.
Please note, we have updated the Platelet and Blood Donation page as we’ll be asking for these donations to help Sophie through her treatment. Please submit the form if you are able to help out.