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Zoya HafizZoya Hafiz was a healthy little 3 year old who loved playing with her dolls and her big sister Hena. One day I noticed that she had swollen glands, and it worried me, so I took her to the doctor. The Dr wanted to send Zoya to a specialist, but we had a few days to wait. Over the course of the next few days she started to limp, and seemed a little stiff while running. I took her to the ER several times, but no answer to what was going on. Then finally her Dr sent us for an ultrasound, and that is when they discovered she had a 12 cm tumor in her abdomen. The Dr called and told us to take Zoya to the ER, and from there we were transferred over to Madera Children's Hospital. They took a biopsy to see what kind of cancer it was, and we were told she had neuroblastoma, stage IV, high risk. On August 22, 2014 our whole world was turned up side down. Zoya has been through 6 rounds of chemo, 2 surgeries - one of which was 5 1/2 hours long. We are currently at UCSF and she just underwent a stem cell transplant. We have been here for 53 days so far. This has been one of the hardest things that I, as a parent, have ever gone through. Something needs to change - we need to find a cure. You can follow her journey on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeamZoya