What Jon and Debbie Moore, Ashley’s parents, had to say about Ashley’s journey.
“At the age of 4, our daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, we had a world-class children’s hospital within driving distance. Every three weeks, for fifteen months, Ashley was at Children’s Hospital for in-patient care. During this time she received chemotherapy and other treatments. Even though the medicines made her sick, she looked forward to seeing the doctors and staff who made her time there bearable. This is a true testament to the quality of care she received from everyone. Nine years later, she is cancer-free and doing all of the things that a typical 13 year-old loves to do. We owe a great debt of gratitude to this fine hospital.”
Ashley is now a healthy and active 13 year old cheer leader from Selma, Alabama. Because of Ashley’s experience with Childen’s Hospital it has changed her life forever. She plans to become a pediatric oncologist so that she can help kids that have cancer too. She knows how they feel and wants to make it better for them. Ashley remembers the nurses at Children’s Hospital as being friends with her rather than care givers. Dr. Watts, her physician, is still active in her life today. She remembers him treating her as if she was his daughter. Ashley credits Children’s and God as saving her life and says “thank you Dr. Watts and the nurses for just letting me live.”