A Princess Journey with Childhood Cancer

My name is Savanna. Just before my 4th birthday, in May of 2008, I was diagnosed with brain cancer*. My friends made this castle website (a castle, because I dreamed of growing up to be a princess) to collect donations for me.

After my tumor surgery, I couldn't walk, talk, eat, use my left arm or my eyes for three weeks.

For a year after that I needed radiation and chemotherapy and I had to go 200 miles from my home to get it. That cost a lot. So did changing lots of things at home so I wouldn't get infections. My family needed a lot of help to help me and you helped.

Thank you. I got my wish to have my 5th birthday**. I'm not all better yet, but now I'm helping other kids with cancer too.

* Medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor

** Savanna's 5th Birthday was on May 21, 2009.