Allison Faith Webb was born September 6, 2000 to Scott and Linda Webb. Allison, also known
as Ally, was a happy toddler with a sunny disposition. She
amazed family, friends and hospital staff with
her quick mind, recognizing letters of the alphabet by sight before the age of 2. She loved to paint and color, and was fond of Dora the Explorer,
The Wiggles, Monsters Inc. and Shrek, to name a
Just before her 2nd birthday, Ally developed a knot on the side of her belly. Her mother took her to the doctor, who ordered an ultrasound. By the end of the day, the family was shocked to learn Allison had large tumors on both kidneys. The following week her parents took her to the Jimmy Everest Center at Childrens Hospital in Oklahoma City for a CT scan. That day they learned that Ally had small spots on her lungs as well. A surgical biopsy confirmed that Ally had Wilms tumors, a form of kidney cancer. She had bilateral disease, which meant both kidneys were involved. This occurs only in about 5% of Wilms tumor cases.
Ally had 3 major surgeries, radiation and 3 different kinds of chemotherapy. She received care at Childrens Hospital in Oklahoma City and at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis. Unfortunately, Ally lost her battle with cancer on August 6, 2003, in her mothers arms, a month shy of her 3rd birthday.
Allisons favorite place was home. After a long hospital stay, she was always thrilled to get back home. Each time she returned, she would happily say, Were at Allys house! For this reason, the name Allys House has special significance for Allisons family and friends. It symbolizes a safe place a place of welcome, where comfort and love help ease the burden.