On February 23rd, Diana and Jonathan took Makayla to the doctor’s office after she spent the night throwing up. While they were there, they had a bump looked at from a fall she had earlier in the year. The doctors took an initial scan and discovered it was a tumor, the size of a baseball. A biopsy was performed the next morning.
After a week of tests, Makayla was diagnosed with high-risk, Stage IV Ignore. It’s devastating news that no parents want to hear, especially in their 16-month-old daughter. It came as a shock since Makayla has never shown any signs of discomfort or pain; she's been a happy child playing, laughing and growing.
Unfortunately, additional tumors were found in her cheek, kidney, spinal cord, and it has spread to 80% of her bone marrow.
Due to the size of the tumor which started near her kidney, she had a nephrostomy put in to drain the urine since it was pressing up against her kidney. A port has been inserted into her chest as well so that she can receive her chemotherapy treatments. Makayla has already received her first round of chemo and the doctors are hoping chemotherapy will shrink the tumors so that no major surgery is needed.
After two weeks at the hospital, Makayla was finally able to go home and see her big brother Jayden. Both Diana and Jonathan are taking periods of unpaid leave for the foreseeable future to take care of their family.
Makayla will have to undergo at least 18 months of chemo and spend more overnights at the hospital. The family has a long road ahead of them and we’re hoping the funds will help alleviate some of the expenses that come with caring for a child with cancer.
Please keep Makayla, Diana, Jonathan, and Jayden in your thoughts.
On April 1st around 1:30 AM a very tragic incident took place. Our dear friend, Destiny Hoyt, was involved in a roll over car accident. She was ejected from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. She is currently in a coma and has suffered very severe brain trauma.
As of right now she has no medical insurance, and hospital expenses are rising quickly. Doctors are at a loss as to how to further treat her injuries The Hoyt family has to make some crucial decisions quickly; and the purpose of this gofundme is to help cover medical expenses and possible future funeral arrangements.
Destiny has a heart of gold. She is the sunshine on a rainy day. She's hell on heels and whiskey in a teacup. Always the one to go out of her way to help a friend in need, and its now our time to return the favor.
The Hoyt family is asking for your prayers and are hoping for a miracle. Please help us ease the financial burden that they are facing at this time. Anything and everything helps.
Pedrito is 1 year old and on February 5, 2017 he entered the hospital with a virus. The virus affected his heart causing dilated cardiomyopathy (inflammation of the heart). Currently his heart is very weak and does not have enough strength to pump blood to his whole body and other organs are starting to deteriorate. Pedrito is plugged to a machine with artificial breathing waiting to be transfered.
Pedrito need to be transferred as soon as possible to Texas Children's Hospital for a heart transplant and treatment which has a cost of $2 Million.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!! $1.00 counts!
We will be eternally grateful!