Korie Howards Battle with Stage 4 Osteosarcoma has been a heartbreaking fight for her and her family.
Korie Howard is a beautiful 10-year-old girl from Knox, Indiana who is in a losing battle with cancer. In the fall of 2012 then 9-year-old Korie was experiencing some knee pain. After a trip to the emergency room, there was an area of concern on her x-ray that turned out to be osteosarcoma or cancer of the bone. Since then, Korie has been several different chemo regimens, which she cannot handle, multiple radiation treatments, off and on hospitalizations, and surgery to have a total knee replacement and femur resection. She just recently began an experimental drug to try to help stop the cancer from spreading. Despite all efforts, the cancer continues to spread. On January 21, 2014 Korie began experiencing shortness of breath and an increased heart rate. After an x-ray, it was discovered that the cancer has now spread to her lungs. The doctors have given her weeks to months to live and she is in the process of being switched to hospice care with comfort measures only. Please if you could just show her love and inspiration and pray for a miracle. Amber Howard, Korie’s mother, stated that Korie has become increasingly depressed due to being unable to do the simple things in life, like walk. Korie's Dream is to meet Taylor Swift and although all of our supporters have tried our best to get in contact with her we have not yet had any luck. If you know of anyway of contacting her please let us know.
Any and all help and prayers is greatly appreciated. We will keep you updated as much as possible although there maybe times when we are unable to update as much as we would like as Amber (Kories) mom is trying to spend all her time with Korie and the rest of her family at this time.
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