Kyle and Kelly Fisher of Overland Park, Kansas, became reluctant members of the Children’s Brain Tumor Project this summer, when they lost their three-year-old daughter, Allie, to gliomatosis cerebri. Allie passed away less than three months after her first seizure, so her family was still reeling from the shock of her diagnosis at the time of her death. Still, they donated Allie’s tumor to the Children’s Brain Tumor Project to help advance the science and lend a hand in the fight against gliomatosis cerebri and other terrible tumors.
The Fishers’ community came together in love and support and held a neighborhood fundraiser called “Allie’s Garage Sale,” which they hope will become an annual event to support the Children’s Brain Tumor Project.
Allie’s dad, Kyle, says, “We loved the three short years we had with her and miss her dearly. It brings us great joy to see the positive impact Allie had on people and is continuing to have via her tissue donation and fundraising for the Children’s Brain Tumor Project. We are hoping that the $4,500 raised via Allie’s Sale is only the beginning.”
All of us at Elizabeth’s Hope and the Children’s Brain Tumor Project mourn Allie’s loss and welcome the Fishers and their friends and family to what one mom recently called “the worst club in the world.”