Esmè Lombard was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdosarcoma on the 8th of January 2020, after visiting the hospital twice with bladder infection. She was sent to a Urologist who found the cancer, and then to Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre where they confirmed the diagnosis. The cancer made a fistula through her vagina.
She turned 8 years old on the 13th of March. The bladder was constantly leaking so she wore a nappy and couldn’t go to school for the year. She has already done 7 rounds of chemo.
Meanwhile, she struggled with bleeding due to low platelets and she gets a bad reaction with the chemo on her hands and feet which then swells and peels. It is very painful and she struggles to walk.
She had another scan on the 17th of March which showed that the fistula has healed, and that the tumor has shrunk a lot. There is still swelling in the bladder wall, but they will have to do a biopsy to see if it is tumor or scar tissue. We should know next week what the plan ahead is – whether or not another round of chemo and then surgery; or just surgery.
Supporting Arms of Mercy`s bracelet initiative is way to get involved and make a positive difference in Esmè`s life. Together we can change her world, one bracelet at a time!
Join the Esmè Lombard support group on Facebook for live updates on her progress and journey.
Fundraising for Esmè Lombard
Unique Bracelets for Esmè; consisting of red, navy blue, white and silver wooden beads with crystals – and Awareness ribbon, Puzzle piece, or Heart charm. To place an order, contact the agent in your area or shop online. Alternatively, please consider a donation; any and all donations welcome.