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Life has been a challenge for Jeannie Eddy these days, besides her normally busy routine, she’s flying back and forth to help care for her grandson Braydon while his parents, Trish and Greg Leslie spend time with baby Dylan at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama.


Dylan was born with a mass on his left foot.  Although he was being treated for what was believed to be a Hemangioma, the tumor continued to grow rapidly.  A biopsy was done to ensure the proper diagnosis, and the heart-breaking diagnosis was High Grade Undiffertiated Sarcoma. The growth was an extremely rare (especially in infants), very aggressive malignant tumor that has a tendency to spread to other organs.


On 13 Aug 2012 a port was placed in Dylan’s tiny chest to administer Chemotherapy over a 25 week period.  The news changed from bad to worse when an MRI performed 5 Oct 2012 showed that the tumor was not responding as hoped, and it could not be removed with clear margins.  The doctors recommended amputating Dylan’s foot and continuing the Chemotherapy in order to attack potential micro metastases that would not be evident on the scans.        


Dylan is receiving breathing treatments to help with congestion, morphine for the pain, and for the time being, is being fed through an IV since the Chemo-induced mouth sores make it too painful for him to drink his formula.  


Jeannie’s friends at Leading Lady Fitness, where she is a much-loved member, wanted to do something to help their dear friend and her family; F U N * R A I S E R was born.


The family-oriented afternoon was filled with music, food and activities at Leading Lady Fitness.  We even had a visit from Pompano Beach Fire Rescue.