Madison, Wisconsin. Elliott and Alex Luckenbill excitedly welcomed their little girl Eleanor into the world last month on September 4th.
“Two weeks with Eleanor and it’s been a dream,” Eleanor’s dad Alex wrote in an Instagram post celebrating his daughter. “I haven’t really slept so she is the real-life I dream.”
Just 21 days after Eleanor was born, her parents rushed her to a local hospital after she came down with a fever.
It was September 25th that Eleanor was admitted to the hospital, and just days later, Elliott and Alex got a horrifying diagnosis for her.
Eleanor, who was less than 1 month old at this point, was diagnosed as having cancer.
Childhood cancer is overwhelming enough to try to wrap your head around, but how does a child who hasn’t even spent a month on this earth get diagnosed with something that awful?
A few days ago on October 4th, Eleanor officially celebrated her one-month birthday. The week prior, she underwent her very first surgery to get a better understanding of what kind of cancer she has.
Instagram; pictured above is Eleanor with her mom
“The cancer type is a rare variation of an already rare cancer, Rhabdoid Tumor,” the Luckenbill’s loved ones wrote on a GoFundMe page.