Lady Celebrates Finish of Chemo With Magical ‘Unicorn’ Experience

When Lily Raffray completed her closing spherical of chemotherapy this thirty day period she had 1 not-so-simple request, she needed “a ride on a unicorn.”

Lily’s mom, Juliet Raffray stated her response was basically shock, but that Lily’s nurses failed to blink.

“Her nurses set jointly from the complete unicorn expertise,” mentioned Raffray.

The specific ask for was component of organizing Lily’s “No Chemo” get together to rejoice the end of her 8 weeks of chemotherapy treatment.

Lily, 5, was diagnosed with stage one Hodgkin’s lymphoma in August and had been receiving therapy at the St. Jude clinic at the Our Girl of the Lake Regional Health-related Middle in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“We noticed it just as an enlarged lymph node. We ended up quite shocked that it was Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” said Raffray.

Raffray, of St. Amant, Louisiana, mentioned Lily managed to keep away from some of the worst symptoms linked with chemotherapy, but she did stop up dropping all her hair.

“It formed into a mohawk and now it is just straggles of hair,” said Raffray.

But Raffray explained her daughter is not too bothered by her lack of hair and for her “No Far more Chemo”

social gathering, the five-calendar year-old acquired to use a special headdress to complete her princess look. Soon after acquiring a party with cake and decorations, Lily received to go outside the house and meet up with her extremely 1st “unicorn.”

Whilst the Lily was shy around some of the older people, Raffray said her daughter was just enthusiastic to satisfy the unicorn and get a trip.

“She walked up to that factor and was just entranced,” Raffray explained of Lily. Even so, on the trip house, Raffray mentioned her daughter had a number of questions.

“Afterwards she explained ‘Hey mommy, that unicorn was type of wobbly,’” Raffray recalled Lily conversing about the “unicorn’s” horn.

“[I advised her] ‘a unicorn is so particular that their horn is not as identical as a bone. … It is magical,’” Raffray said with a giggle.

Raffray mentioned Lily will go for a ultimate spherical of testing later on this month to determine if she is most cancers cost-free.

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