A 4-year-old sweet girl is currently fighting for her life against stage four kidney cancer. Devastated parents ask for prayer and support.
Every parent’s love for their children is greater than their love for themselves. Thus, as a parent, it is so heartbreaking to see your child suffer. That is the case of the devastated parents Soraya Faramarzi and Bret Schneider when they heard that their daughter, Imi, is sick and has to fight for her life.
The ordeal started during the summer when they noticed blood on their 4-year-old’s urine. After ruling out a Urinary Tract Infection, doctors advised them to seek a specialist. The specialist ran an ultrasound on Imi’s kidneys, which is when they found out about the terrible news.
Doctors found a “grapefruit-sized” Wilms tumor on Imi’s left kidney and spots of a tumor on her lungs. This type of cancer is a form of childhood cancer that starts on the kidney before spreading to other organs. Imi’s diagnosis is stage four kidney cancer, and it devastated her parents.
“Our world stopped for a moment,” Imi’s parents recalled.
Doctors rushed her into surgery to remove the tumor along with her left kidney. She then began her chemotherapy which involves three different types of treatments over 25 weeks. The “smart, sassy, and fun 4-year-old” was suddenly fighting for her life.
“Imi is a fighter,” Parisa, Schneider’s relative, said. “She has been strong and positive through all of these changes. She tackles each one and continues to offer love to all of us.”
Imi needs all the prayers of everyone who has read her story. People are praying for her and it is evident that God is answering those prayers. If everything goes well, Imi has an 80-88% chance to live a normal and healthy life.
Reference: God Updates