Ariel Barton was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in June 2016 at the age of three-years-old. Ariel is being treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN where she has had chemotherapy every week for one year. Ariel is five- years- old at this time and is still receiving chemo nightly. She goes to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital once a month for maintenance chemo. Ariel is the only child of a single mom, Skylynn LaRue Fortner.
Ariel likes to read, swim and LOVES Troll Dolls. She has a variety of pets that she adores, including her horses Dolly and Stormy, and three pet chickens: Lady Glitter Sparkles, Hay Hay, and Panda. She also has a cat named Elsa and a dog named Turbo. You can see Ariel loves all animals!
Ariel has a dream to grow up and be a “Kids Cancer Doctor” (her words)! She is an extraordinary little girl with big dreams! You can join in the fight to help Ariel fulfill her dreams.
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