Three year old Andre has been an active and healthy little boy up until one week ago when he came down with the influenza virus. Suddenly, in less than 24 hours he was admitted to Valley Childrens Hospital, ICU, and he has been fighting for his life ever since. He has been diagnosed with ANEC. This is a very rare condition that has only affected 155 children in the world.
His mother Kamareia has obviously not left her babys side, and with this said, she is going to be unable to return to her fulltime job with the state of CA anytime soon.
There is nothing any of us can do other than send our love, prayers and healing thoughts, but we can help ease the stress of the bills that still need to be paid at home.
Please if you are able to donate, do so. Any amount donated will be hugely appreciated. If even half of my friends is able to donate even 1$, it will make a difference. If you are in the Fresno area and are unable to donate money but would still like to help in some way, I am sure magazines, books, cards, food, games, etc. would also be much appreciated. I can arrange for pick-up and delivery (please send me pm on fb). You thoughts and prayers are especially important for the family at this time.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!
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.
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!