Chelsea Hicks was an amazing little girl who loved life. In April 2007, Chelsea was diagnosed with Stage IV Wilms’ tumor cancer, involving her right kidney, lymph nodes and lungs. She was just three years old at the time. Her constant companion during 13 surgeries, 20 months of chemo, and 9 doses of radiation in her 22 months of treatment was “E-E,” her beloved stuffed pink monkey. Despite all of her treatment and medication, Chelsea always found an energy and determination to bounce back. Chelsea’s smiling face and zest for life was contagious. Chelsea loved to dress up, have tea parties and parades while on the oncology floor.
On February 20, 2009, Chelsea lost her courageous battle. She was only five years old. We will forever be grateful for the hours of fun and play that she inspired with her impish grin and infectious laughter. She will never be forgotten and we honor her by helping other kids fighting serious illnesses with The Chelsea Hicks Foundation and Chelsea’s Closet program.
Follow Chelsea’s entire story on CaringBridge.