Ellie Poole Ewoldt
Ellie Poole Ewoldt is married to Bob, the mother of Darcy, Aidan, Chase, and Karsten, as well as a daughter, a sister, and a friend. With a lifelong love of reading, writing, and history, she has a degree from North Central College in early modern European history with a minor in art history. Currently, her skill set includes being able to keep several plates in the air while talking to small children about not throwing plates, labeling the "weird stain" on the rug correctly, and being able to navigate an entire playroom without stepping on a single Lego.
In 2010, Ellie started a small family blog as a way to share her daily life, child-related anecdotes, and the continuous discovery of God's goodness as she and Bob raised four children in an eleven-hundred-square-foot condo. Writing the beautiful, silly, and hard became a way of practicing thankfulness and seeking "stones of remembrance."
On July 31, 2012, the family's lives changed forever with the words, "There's a large mass," catapulting them on a deep, complex journey through pediatric cancer. Ellie began to chronicle the life and fight of their third child, Chase, and the effect of the disease on their family as they continued to search for joy in the worst of times.
Today her days are spent caring for quickly growing children, walking alongside Chase in his cancer diagnosis and resulting special neurological needs, and continuing to chronicle God's faithfulness in the big and small things alike. Ellie and Bob have shared Chase's story on behalf of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and his story has been featured in venues such as Lurie Children's, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the ACE Foundation, All for Hope, Cal's Angels, Young Associates Board's Run for Gus, and the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
To learn more about Ellie and her family, visit www.ChaseAwayCancer.com.