Pray for Dominic

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Kira, a loving mother of two (2) boys had received devastating news about her otherwise healthy son Dominic. A week ago he was a happy little boy. Strangely enough the last week he wasn't acting himself which led him to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He needs our help and our prayers , tragically he will be having surgery to try to remove the mass found last night on his brain. Kira is such a devoted mom to both her sons the other which has a diagnosis of spina bifida. Please share and help this family at a time of great need! They would never ask anyone for anything. Any contributions would be appreciated and please share! Thank you!
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Latest: On March 7 of this year, we found a tumor in Dominic's brain. Exactly 9 months to the day, at 2:10 this morning, our precious Dominic went on to live with Jesus, as he so gently put it. We managed his pain relatively well with only a few interventions needed. After many hours of not being alert in any way, around 11pm, he clearly looked back and forth at Kenny and I almost as if to tell us goodbye. We went to bed shortly after that. The nurse came in around 1am or so to tell us that there were increasing signs that the end was near. She helped position Domi's head so he could lay on me as was his preferred spot, whether trying to sleep or not. Kenny and I prayed with him together, and as he was taking his final breaths, we sang Jesus loves me to him. That was the song that would always calm him down. He was so peaceful and looked just perfect, just like he was sleeping. A short time later, the nurse and dr came in and gave a time of death. I had Kenny cut a lock of my hair to place in his fingers, while they were still warm. At any given time, his little fingers were always playing with my hair if it was close enough for him to reach. I know he's not in that body anymore, but that's just something I had to do for him I then removed all tape that was left on his body since he never allowed anyone else to do that job. I had to finish that job myself☹️️ We gave him our heartbreaking goodbyes through the night. We were allowed to rest with him for an hour or two before he needed to be bathed. So I cuddled up to him in the bed while Kenny napped on the couch. Afterwards, because Kenny's job at home was always to bathe the boys. (He would let them stay in longer and make bubble bath mountains) Kenny gave Dominic a gentle bath. His body was then covered up to his shoulders. He just looked precious, sleeping like an angel Quite a few of his former nurses were in and out during the day and night to say goodbye. He was so loved. If I had been more public, I'm sure there would have been many more stopping by. We packed up the room and said our final goodbyes. We stopped down to give our love to our favorite Onco nurses. Then we were on our way. We had a good talk about trying our best, after giving ourselves some time to grieve, to continue to live our life to the fullest. We realize that Ciarlo will need a lot of extra love and care so we will look at different fun, accessible adventures big and small to do, maybe a Disney cruise will be just what the dr ordered for him. I will share more in the days to come on my feelings, but right now it's just so hard. We have not figured out details yet for a celebration of Dominic's life. I will give details as soon as possible. If anyone knows of some kind of App that can make a Facebook page into a book, please share. If you would like to reach out or find ways to help, contact on this page or on www.prayfordominic.com I've been writing this all along for two reasons. To share quickly and efficiently with the many that love an are for our sweet Dominic. For importantly I've been using this as a journal for myself so I won't forget a single moment of these very difficult 9 months. Thank you for praying for our sweet boy. He is living with Jesus. Praying he can send a little sign every now and then. Pray for our family. Pray for healing in our hearts. Pray for the pain to go away. Pray for energy for us. Pray for strength. Pray for wisdom and guidance. Pray for peace of mind. Pray for many happy days to come. Pray we can continue to see and feel Gods blessings. #PrayForDominic www.PrayForDominic.com #CancerSucks #saveyourtabs #LivingWithJesus
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Devistating news! #PrayForMiracles

Latest: Yesterday we were blessed with a great day together, just Dominic, Kenny and I. Dominic did Legos with his favorite nurse, Danielle. He ate his two favorites, noodles with ketchup and gummies. We cuddled and napped together. As the
afternoon wore on, he got a little more tired. He had his MRI later in the evening and was very upset after it. We went to bed and cuddled just the way he loves. Throughout the night he had more and more head pain. The MRI showed so much growth, but it also showed that the tumor was growing around the shunts. We had to try med after med to breakthrough. Finally they setup a pump of dilauded. He was able to talk through the night, but became less and less "there" as the morning progressed. We were told we have hours to days left with him. I started calling and giving out the bad news to close friends and family. The childlife person came help us make some memories of Dominic. He was only partly conscious while we made the few mementos. We are doing our best to keep him comfortable. He hasn't been conscious for hours. We surrounded him with most of his favorite people in the whole world today He has had sometimes through the day where we had to give extra pain meds, but overall, most of the day he's seemed comfortable. That's all we really care about at this point. One of the most difficult parts of the day was telling Ciarlo He was devastated. It's so upsetting because he really gets it. We spent some time cuddling, just the 4 of us for most likely the last time☹️I'm just exhausted. My entire body hurts from shaking while crying most of the night and day☹️ Kenny, Dominic and I are squeezed in a bed for what will be some of our last moments together here on earth. When Dominic was doing so poorly overnight he kept saying "I'm dying" I didn't correct him. I took the opportunity to ask him what he was scared about. He didn't know, I did the same with asking him what he will ask Jesus, he replied the he would ask if he could live with him I can barely read what I'm writing and anymore. I can't believe there are still tears left in my body. I can't stop kissing him. I don't want to forget his sweet soft skin and how it feels to hold him everything in me just aches. Pray for us. Pray for Ciarlo's little heart. Pray that Dominic can go peacefully and that we can handle it. I keep telling him that it's ok to go when he's ready. Pray for healing in our hearts. Pray for no pain. Pray for energy for us. Pray for strength. Pray for stamina. Pray for wisdom and guidance. Pray for peace of mind. Pray for many happy days to come. Pray we can continue to see and feel Gods blessings. Pray for MIRACLES. #PrayForDominic www.PrayForDominic.com #CancerSucks #saveyourtabs #TeamPaige #ArianasArmyofAngels
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Let's keep Dominic and his Family in our thoughts and prayers this holiday season! For those who are unaware you can bring Dominic and his Family holiday cheer right at the hospital! If anyone would like to send Dominic cards or anything you can send it directly to the hospital. Anything would be greatly appreciated! We love you Dominic! Stay strong buddy!

Help make Dominic's boring hospital room walls be filled with Christmas love and blessings Dominic Liples 7 south 10/ or oncology floor
Children's hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 www.prayfordominic.com
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Update from Dominic's family:
We are so desperately heartbroken tonight. The tears have broken through my walls and dams. Dominic had an MRI tonight and it showed massive growth of his tumor and that it has spread to the other side of his brain. Devastating news. I'm laying here with him wrapped in my arms and I'm terrified of forgetting how this feels to have his precious battered head settled in on my chest Thank you to all who sent food vouchers today! They are such a blessing to parents here. They make it so you don't need to leave your child. I was proudly able to share a few with new friends that I've made who have been here long term Every moment COUNTS...
He did have a pretty good morning. He was happy because he had his favorite nurse, Danielle today. She was his very first nurse that he had here back in March, then again when he got the first shunt placed. They worked a little on his advent Legos! I was overcome with feeling so thankful to God for giving me another day with him I know there will be a day where he doesn't return Kenny was here with us all day. He and I tried to appreciate that blessing all day. Tonight the tears won't stop. We will meet with the Drs in the morning. Pray for us. Pray for Ciarlo. I'm so worried about how he will handle losing his idol and best friend. Pray for Dominic's little friends. Pray for their precious hearts. Pray he can continue to fight this beast. Pray he remains stable through the night. Pray things help him and he has a better day tomorrow. Pray he doesn't have to stay on steroids for long. Pray we can get our boy back. Pray for Dominic's friend Paige who is still up here in the PICU. Pray for Ariana down on the Onco floor. Pray for healing. Pray for no pain. Pray for energy. Pray for no fevers. Pray for strength. Pray for stamina. Pray for wisdom and guidance. Pray for peace of mind. Pray that Dominic can be the rare survivor or this type of cancer. Pray for more belly laughs. Pray for many happy days to come. Pray we can continue to see and feel Gods blessings. Pray for MIRACLES. #PrayForDominic www.PrayForDominic.com #CancerSucks #saveyourtabs #TeamPaige #ArianasArmyofAngels
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Michele Smith Millar
31 months ago

How is Dominic doing this evening? Is there any update? I've had this sweet little boy on my mind and in my heart and prayers for months now but more so today more than any other day. Please know that we are praying for you Dominic! We're also praying for you Mommy and Daddy and sweet little brother Ciarlo too. You are ALL in our thoughts and prayers every single day. Stay strong little man. EXPECT MIRACLES! The Millar Family Doylestown PA

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Linda Sullivan
38 months ago

The family may benefit from the help of this organization also http://www.fredsfootsteps.org/about-us/what-we-do/

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Don DeLash
16 months ago

Dear Liples family -- I sat near your wonderful son and Dominic's younger brother at a CBW basketball game this week. His smile and joy was contagious and seeing him was the best part of my week.

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Kevin Leahy
28 months ago

Donated by Nothing Vital, Blooming, Andross from a performance held at Siren Records.

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Melissa Harrison
28 months ago

My heart goes out to you, even though we've never met. I pray for you and your beautiful angel, and for all your family.

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Michele Smith Millar
31 months ago

How is Dominic doing this evening? Is there any update? I've had this sweet little boy on my mind and in my heart and prayers for months now but more so today more than any other day. Please know that we are praying for you Dominic! We're also praying for you Mommy and Daddy and sweet little brother Ciarlo too. You are ALL in our thoughts and prayers every single day. Stay strong little man. EXPECT MIRACLES! The Millar Family Doylestown PA

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Linda Sullivan
38 months ago

The family may benefit from the help of this organization also http://www.fredsfootsteps.org/about-us/what-we-do/

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