Disney Grants ‘Frozen II’ Wish For Gravely Ill 5-Year-Old Girl. The Clark Family has had to endure every parents worse nightmare, a cancer diagnoses in their young child. Ellery was a fun loving kid, until an unexpended illness left her fighting for her life in McMaster Children’s Hospital in Ontario. She is a big sister to her twin little sisters, and like most girls her age, has always loved Disney’s Frozen. Due to a turn in her health, her parents feared she would never get to experience her wish to see Frozen II before it was too late.
Ellery’s story has been shared in a GoFundMe account set up to cover expenses for the family during this trying time.
“In early May 2019, 5 year old Ellery Clark woke up one morning with two large lumps in her neck. Immediately concerned, her parents, Ian and Ariane took her to McMaster Children’s hospital in Hamilton, Ontario to get checked out. The doctors were initially flummoxed, but a series of tests and subsequent hospital visits over the next few weeks eventually landed Ellery with a diagnosis that is every parent’s worst nightmare: Cancer.
Ellery is fighting an extremely rare form of aggressive cancer in her head and neck called Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma: as few as 12 people in Canada are diagnosed annually. She will undergo 6-9 months of treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation.”
Ellery’s story went viral in just a few hours after her father pleaded to find a way to let his daughter see the film, and even reached Frozen II star, Josh Gad (Olaf) who posted a link to the story with the caption, “Hey [Disney] can we make this happen?”
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 14, 2019
Ellery’s story was also featured on CHCH Evening News. CHCH shared that not only did Disney hear Ellery’s heartbreaking story, but managed to arrange a special private screening of Frozen II for Ellery and her family at the hospital.
Ian Clark, Ellery’s father shared her experience with the film, “She was… focused on it the entire time. I said, You could just see the twinkle in her eye.”
You can watch the featured story from CHCH by CLICKING HERE.
Unfortunately, Ellery is suffering from complications from her treatments including a blood infections according to her father, and doctors are not sure if she will pull through, though Ellery has done so twice in the past. We are hoping for a miraculous recovery for her and peace for her family and the rest of “Ellery’s Army” during this time.
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Featured Photo Credit: Disney/The Clark Family
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