This is Amber Brady, a vivacious 16-year-old who loves hanging out with her friends, playing on her phone and watching 80’s and 90’s television shows. She has an older sister in college, a four-year-old brother and a two-year-old sister. Amber is incredibly loving and nurturing and an old soul at heart.
In November 2013, Amber went to the doctor for what we thought was a UTI, but it turned out to be much more. Testing revealed that she had a mass the size of a small watermelon wrapped around her right ovary, tube, bladder and kidneyâ€”there was also a smaller mass on her left ovary. Both masses were removed, along with her right tube and ovary. Pathology determined that Amber has ovarian cancer. In January and February of this year, Amber completed egg retrieval on her remaining ovary. This will insure that this lively sixteen-year-old will one day hopefully be able to have children of her own. Luckily they were able to obtain eight mature eggs and freeze them for her future. Her next surgery is scheduled for the end of March will she will have her additional tube and ovary removed. We are hoping they won’t have to do a complete hysterectomy. While she faces additional surgeries and treatments,we are looking forward to a happy, healthy young lady maturing into the grown woman Amber was meant to be.
April 8, 2014
Although her last surgery went well, pathology results from her biopsies did not. Amber has now been diagnosed with stage 3 low dose serous ovarian cancer. We meet with a new oncologist at Sloan Kettering on Thursday to see where we go from here. We are doing our best to keep our chins up, but as I am sure you can all imagine, it has been a hard week. Love to all.
April 4, 2014
Amber's last surgery went well. They did have to remove her remaining ovary and tube, but were able to save her uterus! We are waiting on pathology results from the 15 biopsies they took. Hopefully we will get results at the post op appointment next Wednesday. Thanks for all the love and support!
April 11, 2014
Amber you are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep your sweet head up your faith will get you threw this.
March 4, 2014
Amber, we are thinking aboout you and praying for you. God is on your side and you get through this. We love you!
February 6, 2014
Amber you are in our thoughts and prayers! You will beat this and come out stronger in the end! We love you. XOXO
The Nadeau Family