Skylar Meyer`s journey started on the 27th of June 2019 when her parents took her into Margate Hospital to get her belly button checked out due to it changing colour. After about 5 hours of scans and blood tests they discovered a mass in her abdomen.
They were transferred to Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre in Durban for specialist medical attention, and she was admitted in PICU on the 28th of June. The next morning their world fell apart as they were informed that Skylar has a tumor located inside her kidney, basically confirming she has got Cancer – the dreaded words no parent wants to hear.
She was then sent for scan after scan, and test after test, to determine what kind of tumor it was. A biopsy, bone marrow- and MIBG test confirmed that it was Stage 2 Neuroblastoma Cancer.
They decided to do surgery on the tumor on 13 July to try remove it before chemotherapy would start, but due to the size of the tumor, and the fact that it was too close to her main artery, they had to cancel the procedure to do chemotherapy first in order to shrink the tumor as the risk was just too high.
Please open your heart and help us to raise funds for Skylar by supporting our bracelet initiative. All contributions will go towards sterilizing and disinfecting their home, installing air filters at home, a steamer, Skylar’s new eating plan, indoor activities as she will be confined to her home once the Chemo begins, traveling costs for her treatments, doctors` expenses and any medical costs that are not covered.
Update 2020: On the 12th of May we received the devastating news that Skylar has relapsed with cancer. On the 15th of May she went into theatre where they did a biopsy and bone marrow test. They opened up but could not remove the tumor as it is grown around blood vessels, and it is not safe to remove it. Skylar will have time to heal and then they will try to shrink the tumor with chemotherapy and other treatment options. Thereafter they will attempt to remove the tumor again once it has shrunk. The tumor is the size of a tennis ball… Please intercede in prayer with us for her and her family, they are going through so much now and are facing many challenges again to battle this new tumor.
28 August: Skylar is out of theater and stable in the PICU. The operation went very well. They where able to get the tumor out. It was a little tricky as it was hidden behind her liver. The Doctors and surgeon are happy how Skylar handled it and now, she is on a ventilator as it was a very big operation.
4 September: Skylar is going home, Dr is very happy with her and she will be back on the 14th for her last chemotherapy.
Update 11 January 2021: Skylar and her family received the news that she is in remission and cancer-free!! She will be going for a scan again every 3 months. The doctor said she will not be able to go back to school this year due to Covid-19, and that she won`t be on maintenance, but that she needs to be on a very health diet. That is the only thing they can do now to help prevent a relapse. Please keep this brave little warrior princess in your prayers.
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Fundraising for Skylar Meyer
Warrior Princess Bracelets for Skylar; consisting of baby pink, cream & light grey wooden beads with crystal beads – and a Hope-Cancer Awareness ribbon, Diamante Crown, or small Tree of Life charm.
To place and order, contact the agent in your area or shop online.
Alternatively, please consider a donation, any and all donations welcome. REF: Skylar Meyer.
Warrior Princess BraceletsR35.00