Lula Beth is a 4-year-old hero who survived a rare type of kidney and did a photoshoot to celebrate her big win against the deadly enemy.
Lula Beth won the battle against cancer, and her parents were more than delighted to hear the big news. The little girl was stronger than the disease, and she is here to give us a good smile. The world Is such a wonderful place today, and Lula Beth is ready to live her life to the fullest.
“It came. We fought. I won.”
The happy mom is a photographer and she did a little photoshoot to honor her daughter’s win against the deadly disease.
“Our world has been rocked upside down. My perfect Lula Beth is currently being seen at Primary Children’s. She has been so sick, up and down since the beginning of March,” Lula’s mother explained.
“We went to multiple doctors and just weren’t satisfied with the diagnosis’ and answers/medicine we were getting that seemed to not be solving anything. We knew it was something more. We ended up taking her to the ER, where they did multiple tests. They were able to find a huge tumor growing on her kidney.”
The poor girl was diagnosed with “Wilms Tumor,” a type of kidney cancer that affects children. It’s a rare kidney cancer that primarily develops in toddlers. Doctors call it “nephroblastoma.” This type of cancer is most common in kids ages 3 to 4 and is less common in kids after age 5.
Lula Beth’s tumor was the size of a football and she underwent surgery. The doctors had to remove her kidney, too. It was a long, 5-hour operation, followed by 13 rounds of chemotherapy. The treatment was finished in 22 weeks.
The scary part came when Kristin had to explain Lula that her hair will fall off. Her big brother agreed to shave his head and even asked Lula to do the shaving. Kristin was really proud of her brave kids.
After a few months, Lula Beth had her first clean scan. It was a long journey for the little girl and she celebrates it with a photoshoot that took place on Aug. 28.
“I have tried to document this season in our lives so we could look back on it forever,” Lula’s mom said. “It’s been a very emotional time for us.”
The relieved mom delivered a message for others. Pediatric cancer strikes when you least expect it.
“2020 is going to be a year we remember forever,” Kristin wrote. “It will be known as the year that changed our lives completely. I will never believe again that, ‘oh that won’t happen to me!’
Because it can. No one has a free pass in this life. We are all given trials, we are all tested & we all learn things in our own way. This year has definitely done all of those.
It has pushed us to our limits, tested our patience & has somehow shown us all of the blessings— even through the ugly. My heart is forever changed.
My eyes are wide open. My faith has grown by leaps and bounds. And I know without a doubt that my family is strong enough to get through whatever we are faced with. I am grateful for this year even through the struggles, it has given me strength, hope + understanding.”
Kristin is proud of Lula Beth and her heroic attitude. The girl went through a lot, and it’s time for her to go to the playground and enjoy being a kid.