6-year-old’s dream of hot pink Jeep granted after cancer returns – Action News Jax
Yesterday a local 6 year old’s dreams came true thanks to the extraordinary kindness of people in our community.
Action News Jax has been telling you about Lucy Donmoyer since 2020, when she was first diagnosed with an aggressive form of neuroblastoma, a very rare type of cancer that almost always affects children.
Earlier this year, after a grueling two years of treatment, including three cycles of chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant and many hospital stays, Lucy heralded the end of treatment by ringing the bell at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. But in a tragic and unexpected turn of events, Lucy was rushed to hospital weeks later, where doctors told her family she needed an emergency craniotomy to relieve swelling in her brain.
Her neuroblastoma, doctors would soon discover, had metastasized.
“This is the worst news a parent can receive from a childhood cancer patient,” Lucy’s father later shared in a Facebook post. “Sometimes in life, no matter how hard you fight, some battles are impossible to win.”
So, what do one do when they receive such news? Make all her dreams come true, of course.
Several fundraisers have been held throughout the community to raise money for further treatment.
But Lucy had one big wish: a bright pink Jeep Wrangler. When her parents started exploring the idea of trading in one of their vehicles to make that wish come true, some very special people stepped in.
This week a bright pink Jeep rolled into the neighborhood especially for her. “Just 40 days ago we had the idea to make one of Lucy’s dreams come true, and with the help of you, we succeeded. Jessica and I can’t thank you all enough, this is beyond amazing. Lucy is overjoyed and we couldn’t have done it without all of you,” Lucy’s father wrote.
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On April 25, Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club is hosting a golf tournament to raise money for Lucy’s treatment. You can get more information here.
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