Savannah Strong

Savannah story started when she was 17. We ended up at Children’s Hospital after an ER visit. She was soon diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma of the liver. It was devastating news with very grim survival rate with this type cancer. Straight from the beginning her team was truthful but so very caring. Her primary Doctors were Dr. Haworth and Dr. Ranalli and Stacy Flowers. They work so very hard to give her longer life and research this rare cancer in children to try to fight it. They kept my sweet baby with me almost 3 more yrs. Finally as she was at the end of her road the palliative team also were there. What I want to stress in this article is these people that I was surrounded with at that time became my family. They give their lives heart and soul to every child. Savannah passed September 9, 2016 after her very strong battle. My heart is shattered but as I think back to the last 3 years ( she would had been 20 on March 19th), I’m forever grateful to my team at Children’s Hospital. I have never had a second thought about ” if I would had ” taking her anywhere else. My baby was so loving and of course at her age worried about me ( \mom) bless her soul. However even with me she knew in their care they would show compassion and love. Still to this day they do this, 6 months later. I am forever grateful for their care of my Savannah. It was the absolutely best care and support a child could have. Also ( 3 years there so got to know quite a few ) all the nurse, aids, art therapy ( Kate ) massage ( Peggy ) office clear down to the cleaning crew would cry with me or make Savannah smile everyday as we would go outside. I am a broken-hearted mom but like I said grateful for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus Ohio. Thank you!! Savannah adored you all!!
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Savannah story started when she was 17. We ended up at Children’s Hospital after an ER visit. She was soon diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma of the liver. It was devastating news with very grim survival rate with this type cancer. Straight from the beginning her team was truthful but so very caring. Her primary Doctors were Dr. Haworth and Dr. Ranalli and Stacy Flowers. They work so very hard to give her longer life and research this rare cancer in children to try to fight it. They kept my sweet baby with me almost 3 more yrs. Finally as she was at the end of her road the palliative team also were there. What I want to stress in this article is these people that I was surrounded with at that time became my family. They give their lives heart and soul to every child. Savannah passed September 9, 2016 after her very strong battle. My heart is shattered but as I think back to the last 3 years ( she would had been 20 on March 19th), I’m forever grateful to my team at Children’s Hospital. I have never had a second thought about ” if I would had ” taking her anywhere else. My baby was so loving and of course at her age worried about me ( \mom) bless her soul. However even with me she knew in their care they would show compassion and love. Still to this day they do this, 6 months later. I am forever grateful for their care of my Savannah. It was the absolutely best care and support a child could have. Also ( 3 years there so got to know quite a few ) all the nurse, aids, art therapy ( Kate ) massage ( Peggy ) office clear down to the cleaning crew would cry with me or make Savannah smile everyday as we would go outside. I am a broken-hearted mom but like I said grateful for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus Ohio. Thank you!! Savannah adored you all!!

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