Racing for Kids Fighting Cancer
Maleree Mae Chambers
Born December 16, 2009
Just 6 years old, Maleree was a care-free little girl who loved
"pink, arts & crafts, dancing, her Mommy, her Daddy, boating, dogs, cats, butterflies and Jesus."
On June 3, 2016 she was diagnosed with a life-threatening, aggressive, high-grade glioma
This is her story...
Maleree’s eye doctor found both her optical nerves hemorrhaged due to intense pressure. She was rushed to UC Davis where an MRI showed a 1 cm mass at the back portion of her brain.
JUNE - JULY - AUGUST 2016
There was confusion over whether the tumor was low grade or high grade Glioma. UC Davis put out feelers to Boston, UCSF, Oakland, St. Judes for an available surgeon.
We had difficulty finding a surgeon willing to perform the operation because of its delicate location and chance of complications. It’s a waiting game, demanding follow-up, trying to get in contact with the powers-that-be. Searching for alternatives. Frustration. And always the waiting. And praying. Finally a surgeon is found.
Dr. Gupta at UCSF performed the three hour surgery. The tumor was completely removed and diagnosed as Anaplastic Ependymoma. There were some initial complications with her eyesight, but it was not long lasting.
Maleree began 31 rounds of radiation treatments over a six week period, five days a week. Lots of trips back and forth between Paradise and San Francisco.
First MRI since surgery came back clean.
Time to celebrate!
So thankful for everyone’s prayers.
MRI #4 complete and clean!!
No sign of the tumor.
Devastating News! The tumor is back! Waiting on the tumor board to meet and discuss next steps.
Now there will be MRI monitoring at three-month intervals.
Stress escalated as date got close
Sbut MRI #2
came back clean!
Maleree is still cancer free.
Thank God, another clean MRI!
Gamma Knife surgery went well.
Tumor is gone!
Thank you for praying!!
MRI #3 done & still clean!
No sign of the tumor coming back.
It was a good day!!
Heck Yaa!! Maleree's report shows
her MRI is CLEAR!! No Cancer!!
We get another 3 month hall pass!!
JAN 2019 MAY 2021
MRI's are still every 3 months.
We thank God Maleree is still
JUNE 19 2021
We are crushed. Maleree's MRI showed a new tumor and it's positive.
JULY 29 2021
Spinal Tap Done. Gamma Knife Surgery Competed.
Residual tumor is growing and glowing. Doesn't make sense to me.
Dr says residual tumor is normal and some growth increase is due to swelling from surgery. Still concerned.
MARCH 31 2022
MRI showed tumor is shrinking and no new ones! So thankful!!
There's So Much LIFE to be LIVED
So Give It All You've Got!