Ellie was diagnosed at four months old with a brain tumor; desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma/astrocytoma to be exact. Ellie also suffers from seizures, neuropathy, hearing loss, hydrocephalus, and a few developmental delays. At eight months old she started chemotherapy, making it through seven rounds before seeing more tumor growth. Since then Ellie has been through 17 surgeries, 14 of those were brain surgeries. Ellie's tumor mutated this last July, she now has glioblastoma; a very fast growing, highly malignant brain tumor. She is currently doing radiation, that will be followed by a year and a half of chemotherapy. Ellie will be three in December (2015).