Spokane 4-year-old loses battle with Leukemia
SPOKANE, Wash. — Ms. E, a Spokane 4-year-old with Leukemia who flew from Texas back to the Inland Northwest to be with her family, has died.
The Spokane Quaranteam announced Ms. E’s passing on Friday.
We introduced you to Ms. E, also known as Evelyn, back in December. The 4 News Now Extreme Team put the lights up at Cowley Park to help brighten up Evelyn’s days while she was still at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.
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Her father, Igor Goleta, told us they were trying to stay positive and give their burdens to god.
“My daughter really enjoys the lights and everything. So, it kinda gives us hope this Christmas so it’s not everything lost,” Goleta said.
Eventually, Evelyn transferred to a Children’s Cancer Hospital in Houston. She was receiving treatment there when her family received the news that it was terminal.
Evelyn’s last request was to come back to the Inland Northwest and spend time with her family. Thanks to the Spokane Quaranteam, her last request was made possible.
“Within 70 minutes, Spokane rallied and two pilots with two private jets reached out and said they were ready to roll,” said Rick Clark from Spokane Quaranteam.
Sadly, on Thursday, Evelyn lost her battle with Leukemia while she was surrounded by loved ones. She showed us the power of people working together, and how important it is to make time for one another.
Her family has set up a GoFundMe to recover from this tremendous loss. You can donate here.
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