In the summer of 2019, Ginny noticed a small lump on her hip that overtime started to grow and cause pain. After an MRI it was determined that Ginny had a soft tissue mass on her left thigh. A biopsy was done declaring the mass a benign hematoma. It was removed in early October. A few days after surgery Ginny went to the ER after coughing up blood. A CT of the chest revealed innumerous nodules all over her lungs. After 9 days in the hospital and 74 tests, Ginny was diagnosed with stage IV CIC-DUX4 round cell sarcoma on October 21st, 2019. The primary tumor was what they thought was the hematoma and it had already spread to the lungs, making it stage IV at diagnosis with a very poor prognosis for long term survival. Starting in November 2019 Ginny was on multiple chemo treatments, had whole brain radiation, radiation to her left thigh and continued to fight every day.
On August 15, 2021, Ginny passed away peacefully at home following her courageous battle. Whenever you see a cardinal, rainbow or sunflower, please think of Ginny and the legacy she left behind.