Danni Kemp's Cancer Support Fund

$131,843 of $150k goal

Raised by 1,612 people in 7 months
Bradley Taylor
on behalf of Clifford Kemp
 MILFORD, CT
Danielle Kemp is a 19 year old Milford CT native, a Foran HS alum, and currently a Division 1 student-athlete at Stony Brook in Long Island. As an avid softball player since childhood, Danni was spending this summer the same way she has been for the past 10 years, playing summer softball; only this year, she was in a Brakettes uniform the whole summer. In early July, Danni got hit by a pitch in the helmet during an at-bat. As a few weeks passed Danni began experiencing balance problems, trouble focusing, and dizziness. Doctors had initially thought it was a concussion, but after an MRI was ordered, they realized it was not a concussion. After being sent to Yale-New Haven Hospital, Danni and her family were informed that she has an inoperable brain tumor in the Pons region of her brain.  Due to the location, surgery is not an option, Danni will begin radiation therapy on August 29th, and will receive treatment Monday through Friday, for a total of 6 weeks. The team of doctors at Yale is still working to come up with the best plan of care to continue with after the 6 weeks of radiation.  The family is very hopeful for new clinical trials that should be available in the near future.

Danni is the toughest young woman we have all ever met, and is more than ready to fight this. Her strong and indomitable will has already proven to be more than enough to battle and beat a rare kidney disease while she was in high school. This will be a battle but with so many people who know and love Danni and her Family, they’ve got an army behind them. With that being said, there are so many people looking to help so we’ve started with this page in hopes of raising money for the family to offset any costs that they may face in this upcoming battle.

Danni, Alyssa,Melinda and Cliff, will continually need all of the positive thoughts, prayers, support throughout these next few months. With a large community who loves this family, they will undoubtedly have the endless support that they need throughout this whole process. We ask that you please share this page on Facebook, through email, by word of mouth, etc. We want this page to reach the most people it possibly can.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and even if a donation isn’t possible, please send prayers and positive thoughts to Danni and the Kemp family. Let’s please do all we can as a community to help this family and Danni fight this battle with cancer. 


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Update 56
Posted by Bradley Taylor
11 days ago
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Thank you all for your kind words and messages, please keep them coming, you have no idea how much they are appreciated! I would like to let everyone know that the Wake and Funeral arrangements for Danni are as follows. Sunday March 19th from 1 to 5 PM at Cody White Funeral Home in Milford. Monday Morning at 11 will be the services at St. Agnes in Milford. There will be a reception to follow. The Kemps wanted to ensure that all of Danni's friends could be there. One other request is to wear something blue, Danni's favorite color. #DanniStrong #DIPGSUCKS
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Update 55
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14 days ago
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With a broken heart and tremendous pain. I wanted to let everyone know that Danni has passed away. She passed peacefully in her sleep early this morning surrounded by her loving family. We all are in shock and wanted every one to know that she fought to the very end, never complained and had her humor to the very end. I will keep you all informed as we make plans for Danni. #dannistrong #dipgsucks
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Parker Callahan
7 months ago
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Fight hard Danni - the Callahan family

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Lorraine Esposito Savoca
7 months ago
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Sending love, prayers and positive thoughts to you all! We love you! You got this Danni! Sal and Lorraine

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Gina Weaver
7 months ago
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Dani. Endless prayers to you and your family. We are all fighting for you. Love Gina, Anthony, Sam, Gianna, Don

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Bradley Orban
7 months ago
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Praying for ya Danni♥️

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Natalie Amodio Rascati
7 months ago
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Danni I don't know you but you are on my list to pray everyday for healing for you . Have faith and God will see you through this hard time

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Tracey Brown Petry
7 months ago
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Sending our prayers!!!

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Hunter Pynchon
6 months ago
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Danni, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I, too, have an inoperable brain tumor. I had a late Stage II early Stage III, oligodendroglioma. I had an 18 month chemo therapy via pills and no radiation. My tumor shrunk 50-75% within 7 months and has not changed over the last 9 years, 9 months. A nationally known surgeon told me to remember "you are not a statistic". And, given my health, statistically, I have a much better chance of long survival :*) I have no doubt you will trump the nasty. I will be following your site and cheering you on!

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Dennis Marshall
7 months ago
2
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Danni, I think I met you once and it was a very long time ago when you were much younger and hung out with your Dad at his office at work. I feel like I know you so well because of the look in your Dad's eyes when he talks about you playing softball, bragging about about you and your sister, giving me all of your softball stats , showing me videos,you name it. I could write a book just from listening to him. But one thing I do know from everything he's told me and that is you are a very determined and strong person. I have no doubt that between the determination and fight in you that you will beat this. My entire family is praying for you and your recovery along with our fellow employees all over this country. Stay strong Danni !!

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Fallon Bevino
7 months ago
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So much love for you sista, we'll be back to jamming to Miley Cyrus before you know it❤️

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Joanna Teodosio
7 months ago
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Dear Danielle, I am thinking of you and know you will knock this one right out of the park. Stay strong and keep on fighting! Much love to you . Your Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Teodosio xoxo

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Kristina Yarosis Doty
7 months ago
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Such a strong young lady with a great support system. You all have my prayers. Fight hard! Dig deep! Kristina Doty

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Charissa Onofrio
6 months ago
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Our band would like to have a benefit for Danielle but we don't know how to contact the family. If anyone in the family would like to contact me at 203-815-7020 that would be good. We are anxious to help and have done many benefits to raise money.

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Eileen Gleeson
6 months ago
1
1

Danni, may God bless you. Look into Mayo Clinic's new photon beam treatment. http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/mayo-clinic-cancer-center Keep close to God. May all the angels and saints pray on your behalf. Eileen Gleeson

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Glenda Westenskow
7 months ago
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I wish so much I could donate but my financial state leaves me unable to. Sending my prayers to Danni and her family. I wish you all the best!!! Prayers from here in Idaho!!! Take care! !!

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Cheryl Fitzpatrick
7 months ago
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Wishing you a full recovery! Cancer is curable! Please read Ty and Charlene's story as well as thousands of other success stories. These will bring you hope! https://thetruthaboutcancer.com

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Michele Mendillo
7 months ago
1
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Danni and Family- Our continued deepest prayers and healing thoughts to you ALL. You can beat this Danni! With Love, the entire Mendillo Family xo

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Janice Scully
7 months ago
1
1

She can also call 1.800.227.2345 which I learned about at Relay for Life. They have cancer & chemo information specialists, they can also help locate resources for the patient and families including rides to chemo.

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Karla Rosillo
10 days ago

Rest in Peace Danni

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Donna Franke Jeske
11 days ago

I am so sorry to hear this news... Cancer Sucks is RIGHT. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Again, I am so sorry for all you have and will go through. At least we know she is pain free and smiling. Blessings to all. xoxoxoxo - Donna

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John Smith
12 days ago

What a beautiful young lady, you must be very proud of her. May her memory live on, and I will say a prayer for her. God bless all of you.

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$131,843 of $150k goal

Raised by 1,612 people in 7 months
Created August 22, 2016
Bradley Taylor  
on behalf of Clifford Kemp
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Gontram Architecture (UNCG Softball)

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Words cannot describe our sadness for your loss...Larry & Audrey

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Jody Smith
5 days ago

Sending my condolences. UNCG Softball Homerun Derby!

Parker Callahan
7 months ago
6
6

Fight hard Danni - the Callahan family

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Lorraine Esposito Savoca
7 months ago
6
6

Sending love, prayers and positive thoughts to you all! We love you! You got this Danni! Sal and Lorraine

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Gina Weaver
7 months ago
5
5

Dani. Endless prayers to you and your family. We are all fighting for you. Love Gina, Anthony, Sam, Gianna, Don

+ Read More
Bradley Orban
7 months ago
5
5

Praying for ya Danni♥️

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Natalie Amodio Rascati
7 months ago
4
4

Danni I don't know you but you are on my list to pray everyday for healing for you . Have faith and God will see you through this hard time

+ Read More
Tracey Brown Petry
7 months ago
3
3

Sending our prayers!!!

+ Read More
Hunter Pynchon
6 months ago
2
2

Danni, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I, too, have an inoperable brain tumor. I had a late Stage II early Stage III, oligodendroglioma. I had an 18 month chemo therapy via pills and no radiation. My tumor shrunk 50-75% within 7 months and has not changed over the last 9 years, 9 months. A nationally known surgeon told me to remember "you are not a statistic". And, given my health, statistically, I have a much better chance of long survival :*) I have no doubt you will trump the nasty. I will be following your site and cheering you on!

+ Read More
Dennis Marshall
7 months ago
2
2

Danni, I think I met you once and it was a very long time ago when you were much younger and hung out with your Dad at his office at work. I feel like I know you so well because of the look in your Dad's eyes when he talks about you playing softball, bragging about about you and your sister, giving me all of your softball stats , showing me videos,you name it. I could write a book just from listening to him. But one thing I do know from everything he's told me and that is you are a very determined and strong person. I have no doubt that between the determination and fight in you that you will beat this. My entire family is praying for you and your recovery along with our fellow employees all over this country. Stay strong Danni !!

+ Read More
Fallon Bevino
7 months ago
2
2

So much love for you sista, we'll be back to jamming to Miley Cyrus before you know it❤️

+ Read More
Joanna Teodosio
7 months ago
2
2

Dear Danielle, I am thinking of you and know you will knock this one right out of the park. Stay strong and keep on fighting! Much love to you . Your Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Teodosio xoxo

+ Read More
Kristina Yarosis Doty
7 months ago
2
2

Such a strong young lady with a great support system. You all have my prayers. Fight hard! Dig deep! Kristina Doty

+ Read More
Charissa Onofrio
6 months ago
1
1

Our band would like to have a benefit for Danielle but we don't know how to contact the family. If anyone in the family would like to contact me at 203-815-7020 that would be good. We are anxious to help and have done many benefits to raise money.

+ Read More
Eileen Gleeson
6 months ago
1
1

Danni, may God bless you. Look into Mayo Clinic's new photon beam treatment. http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/mayo-clinic-cancer-center Keep close to God. May all the angels and saints pray on your behalf. Eileen Gleeson

+ Read More
Glenda Westenskow
7 months ago
1
1

I wish so much I could donate but my financial state leaves me unable to. Sending my prayers to Danni and her family. I wish you all the best!!! Prayers from here in Idaho!!! Take care! !!

+ Read More
Cheryl Fitzpatrick
7 months ago
1
1

Wishing you a full recovery! Cancer is curable! Please read Ty and Charlene's story as well as thousands of other success stories. These will bring you hope! https://thetruthaboutcancer.com

+ Read More
Michele Mendillo
7 months ago
1
1

Danni and Family- Our continued deepest prayers and healing thoughts to you ALL. You can beat this Danni! With Love, the entire Mendillo Family xo

+ Read More
Janice Scully
7 months ago
1
1

She can also call 1.800.227.2345 which I learned about at Relay for Life. They have cancer & chemo information specialists, they can also help locate resources for the patient and families including rides to chemo.

+ Read More
Karla Rosillo
10 days ago

Rest in Peace Danni

+ Read More
Donna Franke Jeske
11 days ago

I am so sorry to hear this news... Cancer Sucks is RIGHT. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Again, I am so sorry for all you have and will go through. At least we know she is pain free and smiling. Blessings to all. xoxoxoxo - Donna

+ Read More
John Smith
12 days ago

What a beautiful young lady, you must be very proud of her. May her memory live on, and I will say a prayer for her. God bless all of you.

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