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Topic: 3 sisters battle cancer - mother also has cancer
Posted By: JamCaygirl
Subject: 3 sisters battle cancer - mother also has cancer
Date Posted: Sep 03 2014 at 6:40pm

Mother, 3 daughters, all fight cancer at the same time

Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:30 AM EST Updated: Apr 16, 2014 5:35 PM EST
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Felicia and Jayla are known throughout St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital for their laughter, energy, and enthusiastic hugs. Both were diagnosed with optic nerve glioma at 3 and 4 years old. The oldest, Jayla, is now 10. Felicia and Jayla are known throughout St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for their laughter, energy, and enthusiastic hugs. Both were diagnosed with optic nerve glioma at 3 and 4 years old. The oldest, Jayla, is now 10.
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Her youngest daughter is now being treated for the same condition as her older sisters. And if that were not enough, Elnora was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Her youngest daughter is now being treated for the same condition as her older sisters. And if that were not enough, Elnora was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Imagine the devastation of finding out that your child has been diagnosed with cancer. Now, imagine what it would be like to have three children diagnosed with cancer. And that's not even all.

Felicia and Jayla are known throughout St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for their laughter, energy, and enthusiastic hugs. Both were diagnosed with optic nerve glioma at 3 and 4 years old. The oldest, Jayla, is now 10.

"Very unexpected. no warning signs anything like that," said the girls' mother, Elnora.

Both girls went in for eye checkups. When doctors saw the tumors, they ended up at St Jude.

"We do scans every three to six months," added Elnora. "They're on medication every morning. Blood work throughout the month. At St. Jude four out of five days a week."

Elnora and her husband, Frederick, were astounded when they learned that they would not have any out-of-pocket expenses for treatment at St. Jude.

"I was able to take care of my children, be there for them, walk with them, talk with them, be right by their side without having to worry about how am I going to pay for something," said Elnora.

But Elnora's worries are far from over.

Her youngest daughter is now being treated for the same condition as her older sisters. And if that were not enough, Elnora was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She had to battle her own cancer while her three girls were being treated for theirs.

"I had it in three spots in my neck, my chest area, and a spot on my back. Between stages two and three," she explained.

Thankfully, Elnora is doing better and keeping a positive attitude while focusing on her three children as they receive treatment at St. Jude.

"I hope and pray that you get to do this, you know, milestones you take for granted. Sixteenth birthday, sweet 16, or turning into a teenager, those things you pray for. But I am very optimistic. They're my inspiration," said Elnora.





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Jayla is going to Boston to see if they can help, st. Jude has run out options need help with expenses

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Posted By: QueenBee
Date Posted: Sep 03 2014 at 7:10pm
Donate.

If folks can donate to the white gay guy (he near 100k), I hope folks will donate to these young ladies.


Posted By: alynxx
Date Posted: Sep 03 2014 at 7:42pm
Poor girls. 


Posted By: yurika975
Date Posted: Sep 03 2014 at 9:08pm
I hate it when babies are sick like this.


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Sep 03 2014 at 9:09pm
3 girls. wow i cannot even began to imagine.. but look at them tho.. going through all of that and theyre still smiling. just beautiful..


Posted By: alynxx
Date Posted: Sep 04 2014 at 3:28am
Only 4 replies tho. Side eyeing this entire forum. Smh.


Posted By: goodm3
Date Posted: Sep 04 2014 at 11:20am
At least they are at one of the, if not THE top cancer treatment center in the US. 


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Sep 04 2014 at 11:40am
Get well soonCry


Posted By: Brjasuga51
Date Posted: Sep 04 2014 at 11:41am

Shocked....whoa



Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Sep 04 2014 at 12:23pm
Originally posted by alynxx alynxx wrote:

Only 4 replies tho. Side eyeing this entire forum. Smh.

I'm not going to lie my first thought was Mom needs to not have anymore babies. So I kept my comment to myself. 

yall can stone me now


Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Sep 04 2014 at 1:04pm
up to the top!


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Sep 04 2014 at 3:20pm
oh my....why do these things happen. This family is in my prayers. It must be really hard for this family to deal with all of this.


Posted By: QueenBee
Date Posted: Nov 24 2014 at 6:45pm
Bumpity bump


Posted By: mzsophisticated
Date Posted: Nov 24 2014 at 8:23pm
this is my first time reading this...I am going to donate, I cant believe less than $3000 had been donated for these babies


Posted By: petiteone29
Date Posted: Nov 24 2014 at 8:59pm
Wow. I just shared this on my fb. Can't believe its taking this long to raise $5000.


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Nov 24 2014 at 9:08pm
Wow how can they afford that so sad


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Nov 24 2014 at 9:11pm

Family battling cancer arrives home after losing house to fire

Posted: Nov 07, 2014 11:18 PM EST Updated: Nov 08, 2014 10:08 AM EST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The mother of three who battled cancer alongside her daughters returned home to Memphis on Friday evening, excited to be home despite not having a home to which she could return.

Elnora Blackledge-Lee's house caught fire while she and her 10-year-old daughter, Jayla, were in Boston for cancer treatments.

"I don't know how to get comfortable, but just being home makes me feel better," said Elnora.

Three of Elnora's daughters have battled cancerous tumors in their eyes. But what's more, Elnora is a cancer survivor herself.

WMC Action News 5 met the remarkably resilient family last summer, sharing their story as they fought cancer together.

"We've heard people are rallying in Memphis and it makes me feel good to be home," Elnora added.

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Posted By: QueenBee
Date Posted: Nov 24 2014 at 9:15pm
I am about to post this to Steve Harvey and Oprah.....




Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Nov 24 2014 at 9:27pm
Say what now?1 A fire, how much are they able to withstand? a fire is my deepest fire, a fire at my home.


Posted By: petiteone29
Date Posted: Nov 24 2014 at 9:30pm
Most people would have given up. Their strength is amazing. Queen bee I think that is an excellent idea.


Posted By: mzsophisticated
Date Posted: Nov 25 2014 at 6:18pm
Queenbee that is a good idea, I dont have facebook or twitter but I wish someone with alot of followers can get this out... this is so heartbreaking that she has also lost her homeCry


Posted By: demilee27
Date Posted: Nov 25 2014 at 10:48pm
Wow, I cant believe this. My prayers go out to them.


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 26 2014 at 12:20am
everyone has cancer
the husband has a back disorder and can't work
their house was burned down
this is like Job


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Nov 26 2014 at 3:39am
Their strength is an inspo to me.

I pray their 2015 is betterSmile


Posted By: Ds2nice
Date Posted: Nov 26 2014 at 9:15am
Just noticed this thread today.  I hope they get the funding and get better.  I'm not on most social medias.
 
Just a side question- Was the reason for the cancer in these girls and mother ever investigated?  It just sounds like these weird occurrences can be caused by some type of toxic environment.


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Nov 26 2014 at 10:01am
Is it their home? Genetics?



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