Three months after she was born, Ellie Walton was diagnosed with having a brain tumor. Since then, she has survived 17 surgeries, 28 rounds of chemotherapy and 48 days of radiation. It’s a miracle that she lasted as long as she did.
When Ellie passed away recently, her family held a “Celebration of Life” in her honor instead of a funeral, after which point, she was cremated. Her ashes were then taken for one last ride.
Sarah Walton gave birth to Ellie four years ago, but three months after she was born, the little angel was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
The next few years of her life were spent in the hospital for regular check-ups, chemo, radiation, and surgeries.
On January 15, with her big sister singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and family members talking about her favorite things, Ellie took her final breath.
Instead of a funeral, they had a “Celebration of Life” dedicated to her.
The box where her ashes were kept temporarily was buckled into her car seat for a last ride.
Ellie may be gone but her memory will live on.