2015 Hazel Sievers

2015 Hazel Sievers

Hazel Anne Sievers fought Anaplastic Ependymoma, a form of brain cancer, for most of her life. She was diagnosed in 2011 at just 6 months of age and promptly began treatment at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Her family will be forever grateful for the skill, compassion, and expertise shown by her care team. After four rounds of chemotherapy, two resections, and six weeks of radiation therapy, Hazel was tumor free and loving life as a happy and curious toddler.

In 2013, after showing new and troubling symptoms, Hazel was diagnosed with a metastatic recurrence. Sadly, there is no cure for metastatic Ependymoma. Despite Hazel’s tragic prognosis, she continued to live life with zest and enthusiasm. Like many other toddlers, Hazel loved to get out of the house and explore the world around her. She loved watching the bees on the flowers at the botanic gardens, talking to the animals at the zoo, and exploring Colorado from the comfort of a backpack on hikes. Hazel was a gentle, loving person who quietly made an impression of every person she met.

On August 4, 2014, Hazel passed away peacefully at the age of 3.

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