Bridget

 

The youngest of five children, Bridget is darling young girl with the brightest blue eyes that sparkle with life. In 2007, at the age of 3, Bridget was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. Bridget's treatments at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have included several chemotherapy cycles, two major surgeries- also many other tests and procedures that no child should have to go through, but unfortunately, must. Bridget endures side effects, and continues to receive numerous diagnostic tests, which will continue into the future. Her brothers and sisters look up to her for her bravery. She is a lovely young girl who enjoys swimming, soccer, golf and bike riding. She recently celebrated her 6th birthday and attends after-school Yoga! She also recently went skiing for her first time, and skied like a "champ." Bridget is eager to find all of life's simple pleasures.

Visit Bridget at: www.caringbridge.org/visit/bridgetsmith

*Neuroblastoma, (NB), is a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, a nerve network that carries messages from the brain. NB is a solid, malignant tumor that is found in the abdomen or around the spinal cord in the chest, neck, or pelvis. Typically, by the time of diagnosis, multiple tumors will be found. There is no known cure for NB, and recurrence rates are about 50%.