Until Harmony Mosier was seven years old, her life was pretty ordinary. But in February 2016 that all changed. What her parents Keri and Paul Mosier thought was just a tooth growing in was discovered by doctors to be a cancerous tumor. After several months of chemotherapy, in November 2016 her Rhabdomyosarcoma recurred and she started 54 weeks of more aggressive chemotherapy. She is still undergoing treatment today.
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Harmony Mosier, 8, looks up from a book to glance at her mother, Keri Mosier in their Phoenix home. Harmony has Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer. She was first diagnosed in February 2016, and the cancer has since recurred.
Harmony rests and reads a book after a long day of chemotherapy at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She is currently undergoing 54 weeks of treatment. Her mother Keri, father Paul and 13-year-old sister Eleri often accompany her during hospital visits.
Harmony, Keri and Eleri walk down the hallway to the hospital’s play area.
Shortly after arriving at the hosptial’s play area, Harmony expresses to Keri that she feels unwell and wants to return to her room.
Her teacher from Augustus H. Shaw Montessori, Leisla Church, comes to her family’s home in Phoenix three times a week to give her lessons and review homework.
Harmony completes her homework on fractions.
Harmony and Leisla review parts of speech as Paul works at the kitchen table.
Handmade get well drawings and positive messages hang from the Mosier family’s refrigerator.
Harmony and her friend Cali Pennell draw on the floor of her bedroom.
A pile of stuffed animals sits atop Harmony’s bed, the top bunk in the room her and Eleri share.
Harmony and Cali laugh as they blow bubbles in the backyard of the family’s home.
Harmony and Cali blow bubbles in the family’s backyard.
Harmony, Eleri, Cali, and Cali’s sister Maddy Pennell, eat dinner.
Harmony looks at Eleri as she takes a sip from her glass.
The Mosier family and their dog Oreo pose for a photo in front of their home in the Coronado Historic District in Phoenix.