Fight for Christina's Brain Cancer

$62,463 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 541 people in 25 months
Alyssa Abrenica
on behalf of Lawrence Abrenica
 SAN DIEGO, CA
Hi all,  my name is Alyssa. Welcome to my mom’s go fund me page! These last couple of months have been tough, to say the least, for my family and me. My mom, Christina, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer called glioblastoma. It all started on July 7th, 2016 (her 43rd birthday) when she woke up with numbness in her right arm. My dad called 911 and she was taken to the hospital where they ran a cat scan that showed bleeding in her brain. She's spent about 3 weeks in and out of the hospital with multiple MRI's, blood tests, spinal taps, ect. After 2 brain biopsy's we got the final diagnosis of glioblastoma. It has been heartbreaking and emotional and we all ask that question “Why?” But through this unfortunate time we made a promise to fight with my mom and to stay positive and hopeful. I believe in her and her strength and the love in our family. We will get through this together and continue to hope and pray for a true miracle! She begins radiation and chemotherapy treamtment on October 10th for 6 weeks and we are hoping to freeze the tumors. 

Your support, love, thoughts and prayers have been truly appreciated through this journey. I made this gofundme in order to raise money for my mommy’s battle in hope to make it a little less difficult for my parents. The donations will go towards medical bills, copays, and loss of time at work. My dad has been back and forth at work, taking my mom to her appointments and being there by her side while also providing for our family.  Any donation will go a long way and we are truly grateful to have you all in our lives. We ask that you fight with us and put my mom in your thoughts and prayers! 

A little about my amazing mom…She is 43 years old and has been happily married to her best friend and highschool sweetheart (my dad Lawrence) for 24 years. She is a mother of 3, I am the oldest (23), my brother Elijah (19) and my little sister Italia (11). She is also the most beautiful, wonderful grandma to my 2 year old son, Kayden.

My mom is the sweetest, most selfless person that I know. You can always count on my mom to put a smile on your face and to be there at any minute of the day for anything. She has been my inspiration and my best friend my whole life. My siblings and I are so lucky to have her as our mom. She is the mom that cheers for us at all of our games, volunteers in our classes, walks us to school every day, makes us lunches with little notes in them, and kisses us goodnight every night. Our parents are our biggest supporters and the core of our love. They push us to follow our dreams, never give up on ourselves, and to always love each other. Growing up with such loving and positive parents made my family so close. My family is happy, loving, adventurous, and we will fight through this battle together !
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My moms service will be on November 4th at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Penasquitos at 11 am-Noon.

Address: 13541 Stoney Creek Road San Diego, CA. 92129

Light refreshments:
Open house

Seapoint Clubhouse
Address: 13022 Caminito del Rocio
Del Mar, CA. 92014

Family/Close Friends
1 pm-3 pm

Del Mar Residents/My dads customers and coworkers
3 pm-5 pm

In honor of Christina's life, please wear colorful attire
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Friends and family, Just wanted to inform everyone that my mom started Hospice care at home on the 15th of September. The cancer was spreading and she was not responding to treatments. We are continuing to pray, loving her everyday, and just want her to be as comfortable as possible. We want to thank everyone for the continuous prayers, generous support, and for fighting this battle with us. We are forever grateful for the family and friends that have been a part of this journey with us. You will always have a special place in our hearts and in my moms
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Just a quick update. My moms last MRI showed more growth in her tumor and unfortunately the cancer had spread to her spine and she is unable to walk/stand on her own. She just completed 10 days of spine radiation and will start 10 days of brain/head radiation tonight. We are hoping she regains the ability to use her legs again. They are going to try immunotherapy(Opdivo) to regain control of the tumors along with her avastin-infusions every other week. Thank you again for all the love, support and prayers!
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Hey everyone! Sorry it's been awhile for an update on my mom. It's hard to believe that it has been a whole year when this all started on her birthday. My mom continues to do Avastin treatments every other week and MRI's every 2 months. Her last MRI, on June 1st, showed a little regrowth in her tumor. They gave her a dose of Chemo (CCNU) which is a pill taken every 6 weeks. Our next MRI is July 13th. She continues to fight the battle and is very thankful for all the generosity and prayers coming her way. Also, thank you for all the birthday wishes and sorry if she has missed your birthday this past year. We love you all and appreciate everything you have done for our mom and family!
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Alyssa Abrenica
25 months ago
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WOW! My family and I are overwhelmed and at a loss of words with all the generosity and love we have received from all of you! You are all amazing! We can't thank you enough! It is incredible to see all the people that have reached out, friends, family, old friends, people we don't even know...we are feeling the love!

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Nick Abrenica
24 months ago
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To our Friends, Family, and relatives, We are very thankful for your prayers, help and concern about our daughter-in-law, Christina. You have been an inspiration and many thanks to you and your family. God bless all you all for your kindness. Thanks a lot. Nick and Alice Abrenica.

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Steven Teklinski
12 months ago

My deepest sympathy for your loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. May Christina now rest in peace. Love and prayers to you Larry and your family.

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Steven Teklinski
12 months ago
Brenda Squires
12 months ago

Larry, Your family has given us all a lesson about life and how fortunate we are. As we go through this with your family even though it's only in our thoughts (for a lot of us) we have learned to live our lives with gratitude, forgiveness and love

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Kelly Scott
22 months ago

Thank you for the update Alyssa!!!! Thank God for the blessings and great news. Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!

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Michele Cintas-Todosi
24 months ago

Praise the Lord! xo :)

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Kiki Bayisa
25 months ago

May God bless you and hold you close during this challenging time. We have a dear friend in San Diego with a very similar battle. After 2 years, she is a living miracle. I pray the same for your mom.

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$300
law office allen saralou
8 months ago

God is with you all. Mind over matter.

AF
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Adam Free
11 months ago

Thanks

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Anonymous
11 months ago
SJ
$250
Stan Haskell, Jr.
11 months ago

Lawrence, Alyssa, Elijah, Italia and extended Family.. may God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. And may the memories of Christina and the love of family surround you and give you all strength in the days ahead. Forever Remembered, Forever Missed. From Your Elite Prospects Softball Family

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Anonymous
11 months ago
JV
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Janice Vales
11 months ago

What a beautiful memorial mass today, Lawrence. Your heartfelt tributes of Christina's life full of love, kindness and devotion were so inspiring. May God continue to give all of you strength and comfort. Rest in peace, Cricket.

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Anonymous
11 months ago
$250
Anonymous
11 months ago
SZ
$50
Susan Zagorsky
12 months ago

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Alyssa Abrenica
25 months ago
4
4

WOW! My family and I are overwhelmed and at a loss of words with all the generosity and love we have received from all of you! You are all amazing! We can't thank you enough! It is incredible to see all the people that have reached out, friends, family, old friends, people we don't even know...we are feeling the love!

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Nick Abrenica
24 months ago
2
2

To our Friends, Family, and relatives, We are very thankful for your prayers, help and concern about our daughter-in-law, Christina. You have been an inspiration and many thanks to you and your family. God bless all you all for your kindness. Thanks a lot. Nick and Alice Abrenica.

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Steven Teklinski
12 months ago

My deepest sympathy for your loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. May Christina now rest in peace. Love and prayers to you Larry and your family.

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Steven Teklinski
12 months ago
Brenda Squires
12 months ago

Larry, Your family has given us all a lesson about life and how fortunate we are. As we go through this with your family even though it's only in our thoughts (for a lot of us) we have learned to live our lives with gratitude, forgiveness and love

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Kelly Scott
22 months ago

Thank you for the update Alyssa!!!! Thank God for the blessings and great news. Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!

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Michele Cintas-Todosi
24 months ago

Praise the Lord! xo :)

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Kiki Bayisa
25 months ago

May God bless you and hold you close during this challenging time. We have a dear friend in San Diego with a very similar battle. After 2 years, she is a living miracle. I pray the same for your mom.

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