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 cancerous tumor that almost always affects children.
Earlier this year, after a grueling two years of treatment, which included three cycles of chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, and many hospital stays, Lucy marked 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 the hospital weeks later where doctors told her family she needed an emergency craniotomy to relieve swelling in her brain.
Her neuroblastoma, doctors would soon find, had spread.
“This is the worst news a parent of a pediatric cancer patient can receive,” 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 does one do when they receive such news? Make all of her dreams come true, of course.
Several fundraisers have been held throughout the community to raise money for continued treatment.
But Lucy had one big wish — a hot pink Jeep Wrangler. As her parents began exploring the idea of trading in one of their vehicles to make that wish a reality, some very special people stepped in.
This week, a hot pink Jeep just for her rolled into the neighborhood. “Only 40 days ago, we had an idea to make one of Lucy’s dreams come true, and with the help of all of you, it happened. Jessica and I cannot thank you all enough, this is beyond amazing. Lucy is over the moon, and we could not have done it without all of you,” Lucy’s dad wrote.
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On April 25, Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club will host a golf tournament to raise money for Lucy’s treatment. You can get more information here.
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