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Selina Strong

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Raised by 183 people in 5 months
Created April 23, 2018
In February, our sweet Selina was diagnosed with an inoperable, incurable tumor in her brain stem, DIPG. Shortly after diagnosis, Selina suffered a seizure which resulted in a severe hematoma and swelling on her brain.  She has been in a semi-comatose state since the seizure.  After undergoing 30 radiation treatments, Selina's most recent MRI shows that the tumor has shrunk.  She is slowly regaining some of the skills she lost and is now responsive.  She has been breathing on her own for several weeks. Now, she is responding to questions with hand movements, getting stronger every day!  She is an amazingly strong little girl!  The hope and prayer is that she will continue to grow stronger every day and regain her speech.  The plan is for the Oehmens to take their sweet daughter home in the coming weeks.  Preparation has already begun and a handicap  accessible ramp has been built at their home.  There is still a lot to do, that insurance will not cover, including rental of a handicap accessible van and co-pays. Please consider helping the Oehmens, who have handled this ordeal with such grace and humility.  Selina's condition is incurable, but the treatments that she has endured will give her time with her family.  Please help Michelle and Ken bring their little girl home.

For more information and updates on Selina, please visit her Facebook group, Selina Strong:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/842795805892552/

For more information about DIPG:
http://weillcornellbrainandspine.org/condition/diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-dipg/symptoms-dipg

http://www.danafarberbostonchildrens.org/conditions/brain-tumor/diffuse-pontine-glioma.aspx

Please join us in praying for Selina and for a cure for all children affected by pediatric cancer.  Thank you for your support!
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Selina is such a strong little girl. Thank you to all who have shared her story and supported this beautiful family. Selina will get to meet Ed Sheeran on Friday night. His music has been a constant source of comfort for Selina throughout this journey. I am thankful that our little hero will get to meet one of hers. ❤️
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Anna and Kristoff and the Oehmens, backstage at Frozen
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Olaf and Queen Elsa, backstage at Frozen
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Thank you so much to all who have donated in support of Selina and the Oehmen family. They are so grateful for the outpouring of love! Selina is home and settling in well. The results from her last MRI and ultrasound showed that the tumor and hemorrhage are unchanged and secondary cyst has shrunken. Selina's blood clot has cleared!

Selina and her family recently enjoyed a trip to Broadway to see Frozen the Musical, courtesy of Rosemary's Wish Kids. They had a great trip that included a trip backstage to meet the cast!

Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. Please continue to share Selina's GoFundMe. God bless you all.
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Raised by 183 people in 5 months
Created April 23, 2018
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