Violet, smiling in the grass.

Violet came into the world with a fast growing and extremely rare tumor that turned out to be cancerous. Having received four full body blood transfusions the very first day of her life–an amount doctors who cared for her at Women & Infants’ Hospital say they’ve never transfused into a baby and had them survive–Violet underwent emergency surgery and was stabilized. Soon after, she began cancer treatments at Hasbro Children’s Hospital that also required her to need blood products, including many platelet transfusions, almost daily for the next four months

Violet’s parents Dan and Angela say people tell them their little girl is nothing less than a miracle. Dan says, “I don’t know what it was — God, science, magic, or what…all I know is she’s here and healthy now and that’s all I care about. We just want her to be happy and enjoy life.”