Last Sunday, we lost an amazing little girl far too soon.
Those of you who have followed my blog over the last two years, surely remember Zamora Moon. I wrote about Zamora's treatments here and the Zamora Moon bag created for her doll, named Forget, traveling with her to those treatments here.
In 2015, when Zamora was 7 she was diagnosed with pediatric brainstem glioma, also known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. DIPG is a rare and aggressive brain cancer that affects the central nervous system. She was given a few months to live.
Her Mother Marisa refused to accept this and devoted herself to curing Zamora, She traveled the world with Zamora, to Germany, Bristol and London, England for treatments. There were steps forward, backwards and sideways. A fight against a brain disease is not just a battle against the disease (in this case DIPG) but a battle to regain the abilities both the disease and its treatments can steal. Zamora had to relearn to walk, talk and eat, more than once.
But despite Zamora's and Marisa's heroic efforts, the cancer was unrelenting and avaricious in its claim on a little girl. She will be missed by many and my thoughts and prayers are with her wonderful mother and little sister.