“Riley Rose’s Rubies” is such a pretty red with just the right amount of sparkle. It is named in honor of Miss Riley Rose. Here is her story:
Riley Rose Sherman is a full-of-life 6 year old girl who loves her family, Moana, and anything having to do with arts and crafts. Through life's twists and turns, her first day of kindergarten was her first day of chemotherapy. In August 2016, Riley was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer and within 12 days she was not walking, not going to the bathroom on her own and had an aggressive growing tumor inside her pressing on her spine. When she entered CHOC after leaving Loma Linda they immediately decided to do emergency spine surgery to relieve the pressure on the spine and get the cancer which was growing in to the spine. The whirlwind, or should I say the tornado hit the family hard as the diagnosis was Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer.
Riley Rose is a warrior at fighting this beast of a disease and over 17 months has been through aggressive chemo, back surgeries, stem cell replacement, brain surgery (first relapse), intensive rehabilitation to learn to walk again at the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital and now, clinical trials. Riley has been winning this fight but she is currently in her second relapse, which allowed her to be considered for the clinical trial in Grand Rapids, MI under the care of Dr. Scholler, where she will receive DFMO treatments. Riley Rose has been a patient at Children’s Hospital in Orange County, Sloan Kettering in New York and Dallas Children’s Hospital. Her family has been given news of hope, then news of despair, then news of hope followed by news of despair. In December, the family was told there was not much else that could be done for Riley and they should plan their Make-A-Wish trip and spend as much time with their daughter as possible. At this point Riley has spent over a year in a hospital. Not a number her mother or father wants to admit. Her father had to quit his job in order to care for and be able to travel with Riley. Her mother is a teacher and has good insurance so she is the one who continues to work to maintain the insurance.
Not willing to believe the trip was the last of this story, her mom Kristin started an intensive search via the internet and came upon the story written in The Boston Globe called, The Power of Will. After reading the five part story Kristin contacted Dr. Scholler in Michigan to discuss the possibility of getting Riley into the DFMO trial. At the time Riley’s numbers were not good and it all seemed to be a long shot, but they made plans for Riley and her dad to travel to Grand Rapids this week. After scans, tests and a review of all of Riley Rose’s medical records, they determined Riley was indeed a candidate for the trial. This was all just decided January 11, 2018. So there again is some hope for Riley Rose.
Sadly, this precious little girl passed away on April 13th. Riley, you touch everyone who knew you. May you run the streets of Heaven, completely healed and free.
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All net proceeds go to Riley’s family. Therefore, we appreciate your understanding that we are unable to provide refunds or exchanges.