On October 5, 2009 she was riding her new horse that she got for her birthday, when the horse got spooked and Erin lost her balance, fell off and was stepped on. The horse stepped on her left side and left arm. Her oldest sister, Randi rushed her to Sharp Chula Vista Hospital to get medical attention. The doctors ran a CAT scan on her abdomen. The results concerning the horse incident turned out fine, but they found a large mass on top of her kidney. The next day, she was taken to Children’s Hospital and spent several days their running tests.
The conclusion, she was diagnosed with Nueroblastoma (which is a childhood cancer) that has already spread. She has already begun treatment and just finished her second cycle of Chemotherapy (which is 5 day treatments every 3 weeks). Erin’s, protocol will run 9 months to 1 year, which will consists of: chemotherapy treatments, surgery, stem cell collections, blood transfusions and a bone marrow transplant with her own cells. Erin just came home from her 2nd cycle on November 11, 2009 and seems to be handling it well.