Inflatable jumphouses and obstacle courses were set up in the gym for younger attendees of Ally’s party, as well as a photo both with fun costume pieces in the cafeteria.
The party celebrating the end of Ally’s chemo spanned from 4pm-9pm at Enge Washington Intermediate on Saturday, February 17. Community members, friends and family were all invited to celebrate this long-anticipated milestone. About ____ people attended, some stopping by briefly to say congratulations or and some staying for a majority of the event.
Many friends and supporters of Ally donated items to make this party happen, including food (brisket, beans, chips, and potato salad to name a few), drinks, time, money, skills and more. This donated homemade “No Mo Chemo” cake was a big hit!
A table at the entrance of Enge Washington’s cafeteria was filled with pictures and mementos from throughout Ally’s 2+ year battle with cancer.
Ally Moss (center) posed with her dad John, mom Robyn and brother Aiden in front of a photo station at the party held February 18, celebrating Ally’s completion of chemotherapy for after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia two years and four months ago.
A group of Ally’s friends took the stage to look back on their friendships with Ally, calling her creative, kind, and the sweetest person they’ve ever met.
Robyn Moss spoke about the fight her daughter Ally made against cancer in a heartfelt speech, before friends, family, and supporters who witnessed the two year battle from the sidelines. “Only Ally and God know what Ally has gone through in this time, through pokes and prods, needles and machines, pumps, beeps and being as far from a normal kid as possible, she stands today in remission. Today is a day of a lot of emotions, but most of all today is a day of celebration. Today we celebrate your birthday- not a traditional one, but one of survival.”