Ten-year-old Carley had Ependymoma, which is a recurring tumor that was wrapped around her brainstem. She underwent rigorous chemotherapy treatments and had multiple transfusions. Carley went into respiratory failure and had several strokes. This brave girl struggled daily with her condition. She also experienced difficulty with her mobility and was wheelchair dependent.
Knowing she would get only one wish, Carley chose to use it to surprise her little brothers with a trip to Disney World instead of wishing for something for herself. While there, she and her brothers had a great time getting their faces painted and meeting their favorite characters! Carley is a true princess and her selfless act gave much joy to her entire family.
Sadly, two months after her special Disney getaway and only two weeks after her eleventh birthday, Carley passed away. After her three year battle with the cancer that claimed her life, Carley can finally rest and her family can treasure the memories of the wonderful gift that Carley shared with them during the last few months of her wonderful life.