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This page is to benefit 18 month old Hailey Phegley who was diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumor. Please show your support!

Hailey was just like any other 1 year old, playful and happy. She had reached all of her milestones except for walking. We (mom and dad) just thought that she was going to be a late walker.

On August 20, 2012 we noticed that she wasn't acting like herself but thought that she just wasn't feeling well. Took her to the doctor's office to see if they could figure out what was wrong. Over the next 3 to 4 weeks we had been in and out of the doctor's office because she wasn't getting any better. Instead she was getting worse, she had a lack of appetite, didn't want to play or even smile. She became unbalanced while sitting and cruising around furniture, started vomiting, and her eyes began to cross. Her doctor referred us to an eye doctor.

September 24, 2012 (a week before Hailey turned 18 months) was the day of her eye appointment. We all thought that she was just going to need glasses and that would take care of and fix the problems that she had been having. Little did we know that it was something much more devistating. The eye doctor came back into the room after the eye exam was over and told me (mom) that Hailey had optic nerve swelling and that we needed to go to the ER right now.

We arrive at the ER and are immediately taken back to a room where I talk to the doctor who tells me that Hailey needs to have a CT scan. He comes back into the room to tell me that the results of the scan revealed that she has a mass in the back of her brain and that we need to be transferred to another hospital. Once we got there things became a whirlwind. She had an MRI to get a better look at the tumorand 2 surgeries 2 days in a row, one of which was to remove the tumor. It was about 2 inches in diameter and malignant.

Today, October 25, 2012, marks Hailey's 31st day at the hospital. She will soon begin a several month course of chemotherapy.

Hailey has been through a great deal and is so little. She is a very strong toddler and a fighter. She needs your help to continue to fight against this brain cancer and live a happy normal childhood and adulthood. Please help my little girl as she goes through this difficult journey at such a young age. Thank you.

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