Trinity D’Autorio, 3 years old, is facing a battle that would be daunting for anyone. The little girl from Tampa was diagnosed with neuroblastoma last July.
Neuroblastoma is a cancer that usually affects children age 5 and under and usually attacks adrenal glands, but can also be found in other parts of the body were there are groups of nerve cells, according to the Mayo Clinic.
To help bring a little normalcy during the scary time, Trinity’s mother, Skyla D’Autorio, contacted a local tattoo parlor. Not for herself but for Trinity.
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Trinity wanted some ink because her dad has tattoos, according to WFTS.
Two artists from Ink Wolves came in on their day off, turned on the Disney music and got to work.
But they put down the tattoo gun and picked up some pens, and started creating, decorating the little girl with her favorite Disney characters, WFTS reported.
Four hours later, the work was done and captured by Paisley Sunshine Photography. Trinity left the shop with images of Ariel, Flounder and Tinkerbell and other Disney favorites.
“Little Miss Trinity is a ray of sunshine. You would never know if she was having a tough day, Rychelle Foltz of Paisley Sunshine Photography said. “She’s always smiling, always positive, always laughing, always loving on somebody, wanting you to sit and play with her. She’s a strong girl who has a zeal for life that you can’t even put into words.”
Now Trinity’s family is trying to work with neuroblastoma specialists in Michigan to get treatment. Trinity’s lump grew from a small growth to one that’s about the size of a baseball over 16 days last year. The mass of the tumor is malignant and it’s inoperable due to the location of the tumor. She has already had chemotherapy, bone marrow biopsy and multiple other procedures. The family has a GoFundMe account set up to help offset the cost of her medical treatment.
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