Faith Beats Cancer

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Raised by 380 people in 36 months
Faith is my 17 year old daughter. She is a 3 time Leukemia survivor and a bone marrow transplant survivor. She needs your help getting out of the hospital. Please read the latest update and help us if you can. Gratitude!
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Hello! So much has happened since our last update.

Faith relapsed in the central nervous system. She endured more chemo and suffered chemo toxicity in the CNS along with several other horrible complications. She finally achieved remission again. We were scheduled for a bone marrow transplant in Houston. While in Houston for pre BMT appointments, we had to evacuate due to Hurricane Harvey.

We had to relocate her to City of Hope in LA. Right before transplant, her donor suddenly went missing. During the 3 weeks while we were searching for a new donor, she relapsed again in the CNS. She tried a new treatment which did not work. She then had more aggressive chemo and another episode of chemo toxicity in the CNS, resulting in her 2nd brain injury. She then completed 18 doses of radiation, which was a combination of cranial and full body. She had to go to transplant even though she was not in remission. Time was running out.

Prayers were answered and her original donor returned. She went to transplant on December 21st and had several complications. She triumphed over everything and is now in remission. Faith is currently a 3 time Leukemia survivor and a bone marrow transplant survivor.

While Faith was in the transplant process, her father lost his job and now it is uncertain where we stand with her insurance and child support. She is scheduled to discharge from the hospital today, however, her insurance will not cover 2 of the meds at all and several of the other meds have a $500 copay on them. I have been unsuccessful in reaching her father and am not in a position to cover these meds for her to leave the hospital.

I have not been able to work as I am her full time caregiver. Over the next year, I will be caring for her in her recovery and taking her to all her medical appointments. We currently do not have a permanent place to live near City of Hope where she needs to continue follow up care. We are also not in a physical or financial position to return to Texas.

Our main goal today is raising enough money to cover her required prescriptions so she can be released from the hospital.

Thank you for your love and generosity!
Brenna and Faith
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Thank you for your continued love and support during this difficult journey. Faith has been having a rough time this past week. She has been fighting sepsis and has developed some necrotic tissue as a result of no immune system. They removed about 50% of it. We are waiting for biopsy results and a plan. Meanwhile, the doctors feel she needs to stay on track with her chemo plan, while we wait for a bone marrow donor. She recently had another spinal tap with triple Intrathecal chemo and IV chemo. Her hair is again starting to fall out in handfuls. Her blood pressure has been consistently high, which is a concern. She is in a lot of pain and they have increased her Morphine. As a mother, it is very difficult to watch this knowing there is little I can do to comfort her. We recently found out that her insurance will only cover $10K for the Bone Marrow Transplant, which is a $2 million dollar procedure. I sincerely appreciate your generous donations and would be grateful if you would share this page with all of your contacts. The emotional and financial toll this has taken on me over the past two years, as a solo parent, is beyond depressing.
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So grateful to the Lake Travis Fire Fighters and
McArthur's in Lakeway, TX for hosting a bone marrow event for Faith this Saturday. Gratitude!
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Thank you for all your love and support!
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Tammy Robinson
13 months ago

Please contact me! ! I've been trying to register to see if I'm a match for Faith! God willing I will be! Contact either Phillip Parker or me on messenger!

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Nancy Aleman
14 months ago

Please call me. I have some info that I feel can help Faith's condition. My name is Nancy and I heard your story on the local news last night. I pray you will call me at 512-925-3627. Thanks and God Bless!

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Brenda Estay
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Smiling and thankful ♥ Love you two warriors :)

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Tammy Robinson
13 months ago

Please contact me! ! I've been trying to register to see if I'm a match for Faith! God willing I will be! Contact either Phillip Parker or me on messenger!

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Nancy Aleman
14 months ago

Please call me. I have some info that I feel can help Faith's condition. My name is Nancy and I heard your story on the local news last night. I pray you will call me at 512-925-3627. Thanks and God Bless!

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