Why does it always seem like the best people get hit the hardest? Becky and Jake Noel have been champions for their four children, especially their son Chase, who as a baby was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Due to complications from the disease, Chase, now 14, is currently waiting for a liver transplant. He was recently featured as a Wish Kid for the Make A Wish Foundation. (Click on the video link in the gallery to watch a short 4 min. video clip about his wish)
About 18 months ago, Becky started experiencing extreme fatigue and was unable to keep up with her busy schedule as a mom of four kids. After an initial diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, her symptoms were all written off as thyroid related. Even though she worked out regularly she was experiencing extreme exercise intolerance and difficulty even walking up stairs. Her doctor failed to look for additional issues and told her she was probably just out of shape. Eventually, after getting to the point where she was barely able to stand, Becky was admitted to the hospital for 4 days where she received two blood transfusions and a battery of tests as doctors tried to find the cause of her anemia. Two days later her world fell apart when she was finally correctly diagnosed as having Multiple Myeloma, an incurable cancer of the plasma cells. Out of 3 stages of classification for Myeloma, Becky’s cancer is stage 3. At the time of her diagnosis, over 90% of her plasma cells were cancerous. She is currently undergoing treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute in preparation for a stem cell transplant in hopes of putting her into remission. Her only concern is getting healthy enough to raise her children, and particularly to care for Chase when he has his liver transplant.
For one family to emotionally deal with two medical issues of this magnitude is understandably extremely stressful. Add to that pressure two sets of seemingly endless medical bills, and the stress is absolutely overwhelming. It's our turn to be champions for Becky, Chase and the rest of the Noel family. Your donations will be used to help pay for Becky and Chase's medical expenses, and allow the Noels to focus their energy on each other and on staying positive through this difficult journey.
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!!! $1.00 counts!
We will be eternally grateful!
Three year old Andre has been an active and healthy little boy up until one week ago when he came down with the influenza virus. Suddenly, in less than 24 hours he was admitted to Valley Childrens Hospital, ICU, and he has been fighting for his life ever since. He has been diagnosed with ANEC. This is a very rare condition that has only affected 155 children in the world.
His mother Kamareia has obviously not left her babys side, and with this said, she is going to be unable to return to her fulltime job with the state of CA anytime soon.
There is nothing any of us can do other than send our love, prayers and healing thoughts, but we can help ease the stress of the bills that still need to be paid at home.
Please if you are able to donate, do so. Any amount donated will be hugely appreciated. If even half of my friends is able to donate even 1$, 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!