Sept Day 27: Aria Blackburn, turning 2 years old and thriving! - | WBTV Charlotte

Sept Day 27: Aria Blackburn, turning 2 years old and thriving!

(Photo courtesy family) (Photo courtesy family)

Sept Day 27: Turning Two & Thriving!

Aria Blackburn’s retinoblastoma is stable. That’s the headline. That’s what her mom wants to get across most.

“She has not had any tumor growth since January of 2017,” Krista Blackburn said from their home in Kannapolis. “She’ll continue to have check-ups regularly but we are hoping and praying she has beat cancer for good.”

This is a far cry from our update on Aria last year. At the time, she was 11-months old and traveling to Philadelphia to get chemotherapy – at one time her mom watched it administered directly into her daughter’s eye. Cancer treatments were all Aria had ever known. She had been diagnosed with the rare eye cancer at 22-days old. She started chemotherapy 29 days after being born.

Today, Krista calls her daughter a “tornado of a toddler”. She turns two next month. Nothing but joy.

“She has a full-force, non-stop personality and has not let cancer slow her down,” Krista said. “We are thankful, thankful, thankful for her health and her life.

To see how far Aria has come from last year, compare the picture in 2016 (here >> to this darling one below. Congrats, Aria. Love being able to tell a good story.




PPS: In case you missed them:

Sept 26: Bone Marrow drive at St. Jude

Sept Day 25: Amazing Grace Foundation

Sept 22: Former teacher helps #MollysKids by making pillows

Sept Day 21: Kaila Atapovich. Proud dad.

Sept Day 20: Brynn Florczyk- Molly's Kid 2017

Sept Day 19: Emma Hold... back to "normal"

Sept Day 18: The Impact of Isabella Santos

Sept Day 17: A Strong, Sweet, Silly Charmer.

Sept Day 16: Average age kids are diagnosed with cancer is...

Sept Day 14: TJ Anderson. Waiting, and waiting, and waiting.

Sept Day 13: Greyson Stephens

Sept Day 12: Dillon Hudgens

Sept Day 11: Hometown Heroes

Sept 10th, Zach Ramsey and the first away game for the Carolina Panthers

Sept 9th, Dream On 3 gala...does your business have heart?

Sept 8th, High school football team supports 10-year-old girl fighting cancer

Sept 7th, Chiara's wig

Sept 6th, Dalton Edwards' book

Sept 5th, Cancer survivor starts pre-school

Sept 4th, Sofia Copp

Sept 3rd, "Cancer Messed With ___

Sept 2nd, Ally Davis Surprise

Sept 1st, Levine Cancer Clinic TOUR 

Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly