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Toddler helps bring about a medical miracle – cancer & spinal cord injury

In ALL ARTICLES, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 8, 2009 at 12:54 am

I know Elena can do it. She’s already beat stage III cancer. She had her first chemo treatment at two days old. She’s already overcome so much and I know she’s a fighter,” said Juliet, Elena’s mother.

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Juliet “is working to raise the money for her daughter to be part of a clinical trial that will take stem cells from Elena’s bone marrow and introduce them into her spine.”

07:03 PM CST on Thursday, February 5, 2009

By Michelle Ponto / KHOU.com

HOUSTON — Elena isn’t your average little girl. At 20 months, she’s already battled stage III cancer, and a spinal cord injury has left her in a wheelchair.

Elena Porras with her mom, Juliet.

Now, she’s getting ready to fight again. This time, she’s fighting for the chance to walk.

“She’s paralyzed from the waist down, but from the waist up she’s a tiger,” said Juliet Porras, Elena’s mom.

With the help of Dr. James Baumgartner, Dr. Charles Cox, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, UT Houston and TIRR Foundation, Porras is working to raise the money for her daughter to be part of a clinical trial that will take stem cells from Elena’s bone marrow and introduce them into her spine…

via Toddler helps bring about a medical miracle | HOUSTON METRO | KHOU.com | News for Houston, Texas.

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