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Benefit for Ellie Smiley
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September 26th, 2009 7:00 - 11pm

Oakleaf Golf Course 29725 Diagonal Rd. Reinbeck, IA
Five year old Ellie Smiley was diagnosed with Clear Cell Meningioma, a malignant brain tumor, in May of 2009. After facial weakness that had gotten worse, a hearing test that showed moderately severe hearing loss in her right ear and an MRI that detected a mass in her brain, Ellie was in front of surgeons at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. After a second MRI the surgeons recommended it be removed by surgery then eventually undergo 33 sessions of radiation. Ellie had surgery on May 18th and they were able to remove the tumor but it left her deaf in one ear and with right side facial paralysis. There will be a future surgery that can help her move her face a little more. Ellie has completed radiation and we are happy to say she is doing well! We are thankful the Lord has carried us through this to see Ellie start kindergarten and hopefully many years free from future tumors. He is an amazing healer and has blessed us with a wonderful support system of family, friends and professionals. We hope to see you at the benefit so we can thank you for all your support and to celebrate her recovery.

Donations can be sent to: Liberty Bank Ellie’s Fundraiser 508 G Ave Grundy Center, IA 50638

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To learn more about Ellie please go to http://wearesmiley.blogspot.com/

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