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4A Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Feather River Bulletin T tment still includes d ily doses of chemo from page 1A (peripherally inserted central catheter) and the first round of chemo." Dante said that the doctors and nurses explained everything in detail to her .... " and to Quincy, even providing the little girl with a medical kit for her dolls so that she could better understand her treatment plan. The most intensive time .......... for the treatment lasted from This card is a permanent fixture on the family refrigerator. the day she was admitted It was a gift from one of Quincy's favorite nurses. Photo by until mid-May 2014. Debra Moore Technically Quincy has been "in remission" since Team Quincy members will the end of the first month of wear this T-shirt as they walk treatment, but in the June 20 Relay for Life. chemotherapy continues The front sports Quincy's because"]eukemia cells are personal logo and words really good at hiding," Dante "Team Quincy" and the back said. boasts an inspirational Quincy still receives daily message to fight childhood With dad working in Malaysia, Quincy's family cherishes their cancer. PhotobyDebra Moore doses of chemo through a port and nearly weekly time together. This photo was taken during a reunion in June blood tests to monitor her of 2014. Quincy, center, is shown with older brother, Carter, blood counts. She must see a and her dad, Richard, and morn, Dante. Photo submitted and the back reads :.,:::' ': "Supporting Warrior doctor once a month and For the intensive well, so he would have a Princesses and Super Heroes goes to UCSF every 84 days treatment period, Dante and parent to take care of him. in their Fight Against to receive chemo in her Quincy lived mostly at the Carter has since been Childhood Cancer." spine, which requires that hospital or at Family House, reunited with his mother Dante said that the drugs she be put under anesthesia, a home for children and and sister, but Richard still Quincy is receiving are the That schedule works as long their parents as they go works in Malaysia and visits same that were administered as Quincy's body respondsthrough treatments. Richard during school holidays. 30 and 40 years ago. She said the budget for childhood as desired, but her bloodremained in Malaysia so Luckily Dante has a greatQuincy Petersen holds up the book that her mother, Dante cancer research is tests have often been that the family could support network and good Meyer, made for her to chronicle the first several months of exceedingly low and she irregular, forcing more continue to have an income timing. Her parents had her fight against childhood leukemia. Dante said she thought wants to bring awareness to doctor visits and more trips and medical coverage, recently moved back to it would be a good remembrance for Quincy when she was that fact. to San Francisco. Carter stayed overseas asQuincy and had just older, but the 5-year-old enjoys it now. PhotobyDebra Moore When Quincy was asked completed a major remodel why she is part of the Relay of the home where Davney logo in orange and pink -- lemonade and sending the for Life team, she said, had been raised, including the orange is for leukemia proceeds to Alex's "Because we don't want construction of a awareness and the pink, one foundation. Alex died at age other people to get sick." guesthouse. Dante and herofher favorite colors, is for 8, but by then she had raised To help raise funds, husband had begun Quincy. more than $1 million to cure Quincy will be selling constructing a third house The 5-year-old is all little childhood cancer, beaded necklaces and on the property, one thatgirl. She loves Tinkerbell As Quincy thumbs bracelets that she began would be their home and the Make-A-Wish through the book, she looks making during the long someday. Foundation sent the family up at her mom and asks, "If hours spent at the hospital. "We were just going to on a trip to Disneyworld so she made cures for other "My beading is going like take our time and built the she could see her favorite kids, why didn't she make a hotcakes!" she said as she E ;CA garage first," Dante said. characters. She favors cure for herself? Why didn't holds up some of her work. "But with the return to the fairies and princesses, and doctors help her?" Team Quincy's location states, we upped the her bedroom is decorated Dante explained that Alexwill be very visible at this timetable for construction like an enchanted forest,had a difficult type of cancer year's Relay for Life. Just and moved in last summer." Her new favorite book is to cure, unlike Quincy's look for the castle, complete ...... Now her parents are just "Alex's Lemonade Stand," a own. "If we do everythingwith turrets, that is being constructed by Malcolm steps away. book that tells the story of the doctors tell us to do you "I couldn't do any of this Alexandra "Alex" Scott, who will be cured." Dawson and Chris Smith, of without them," Dante said. was diagnosed with the As the mother and Graeagle. The men built her "We're trying to keep it as childhood cancer daughter continued talking family's home and have remained a part of her life. normal as possible for the neuroblastoma when she about death and cancer, it And it's easy to see why. kids." was 1. was clear that it was a The little girl who has been Though the family now At age 4 Alex opened her subject they had discussed through so much has a calls Quincy home, Dante first lemonade stand to raise many times, fighting spirit and an misses the friends and life money for the hospital Quincy will have a infectious personality. that she left in Malaysia. where she had been treated, lemonade stand at the She invites everyone to "We had to leave so She and her siblings raised farmers' market in Quincythis year's Relay for Life to quickly, I didn't get to say $2,000. this year, and one at Relay be held Saturday, June 20, at goodbye to anyone," she That was just the for Life as well. the Plumas County Postal Service: uSPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. said. beginning. She and her courthouse in Quincy from family held annual Relay for Life team 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Quincy Q, We Love You lemonade stands to benefit Relay for Life's Team Last year Quincy walked Office Location and hours' 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Quincy's odyssey has beenchildhood cancer researchQuincy now has 30 members, in the survivors' lap and this Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Office is open ion. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. chronicled on Facebook, on and as word spread of theTheir T-shirts feature year she will lead an entire her page Quincy Q, We Love little girl's efforts, others Quincy's logo and the words team to raise money for the How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. "Team Quincy" on the front American Cancer Society. FAX: (530) 283-3952. YOU. 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