Agoura Hills, CA
Louisiana State University
B.A. Business and Apparel and Textile Design– Spring 2025
Ella was a typical high school student. Club and high school Soccer, Friday night football, challenging but fun classes and lots of activity. During practice for an upcoming soccer tournament, Ella suffered a horrific ankle sprain. Subsequent examination diagnosed an Aneurysmal Bone Cyst Tumor in her right tibia. The tumor had destroyed 75% of the bone and was threatening the entire structure of her leg. Major surgery to remove the tumor was followed by months of recovery and later the regrowth of the tumor along with three other tumors. Assorted tumor fighting therapies followed, all with the knowledge that her aspirations to play college soccer had vanished. Ella graduated with her class and moved on to study at Louisiana State University.