Danni Kemp's Cancer Support Fund

$127,830 of $150k goal

Raised by 1,548 people in 6 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 53
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23 days ago
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Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to give you all a quick update on Danni, I know it's been a while. Danni was admitted to the Hospital late yesterday afternoon after a routine visit with her Dr. the Dr. was concerned about her Blood Pressure being high and wanted to get it under control while under observation. They did another MRI and got the results which are all positive, the one from last Saturday and yesterday show that the tumor is NOT growing and that there are signs of necrosis within the tumor. They are not sure if that is from the Radiation, the Immunotherapy or the Avasitin or the combination of all 3. The Avastin creates some swelling so the Drs are trying to control that. Danni is in great spirits, laughing and joking with us and the staff at the hospital. We are hoping for a discharge today or tomorrow. Please keep Danni in your thoughts and prayers. #DanniStrong
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Update 52
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1 month ago
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Many people have asked about Dress Code for this Saturday's event. Dress is Casual unless you would like to get dressed up since it is a Saturday night! Please share and we are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!
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Update 51
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1 month ago
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Friends Unite for the Fight, coming up soon, Saturday January 21st. Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange CT. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.
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Update 50
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Update: Recently Danni has had some symptoms come back which caused some concern for us. Dizziness, nausea, needing assistance walking, and changes in her eye sight(difficulty focusing). Our doctors had said that at this point in the treatment process that the tumor can increase in size and additional inflammation can occur, "so don't be freaked out". This is difficult to do since it seems like a step backwards, and as a parent it's hard to watch happen. As a result we have rescheduled her Germany visit so we can get these symptoms back under control again. We have already scheduled a Skype session with the Germany doctors for next week. The new MRI scans are in, and have been looked at by doctors all around the globe. Danni's case seems to be on a lot of Doctors radar out there. The tumor has increased slightly from November's MRI, and there is inflammation. It is however, still
smaller than when it was originally found. The center of the tumor seems to have a larger than usual area that is breaking down. More intense than usually seen after radiation therapy. This is why her scans have been reviewed and looked at by a lot of doctors and specialists around the country and world. They are all in agreement that it's due to the radiation treatments and the immunotherapy (Germany) combined. It appears at this point we have a lot of activity going on inside this tumor. Right now (and it's very early still), it looks as if we are giving this tumor a good battle! After two days of modified medications the nausea and dizziness seem to be gone and we should be able to reschedule her next Germany trip soon. We continue to look at other treatments and have several other trials in mind for down the road to continue to fight this tumor every step of the way. We want to
keep everyone as up to date as possible because we need your continued support and prayers. With all our love The Kemp's.
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Parker Callahan
6 months ago
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Fight hard Danni - the Callahan family

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Lorraine Esposito Savoca
6 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
6 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
6 months ago
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Praying for ya Danni♥️

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Natalie Amodio Rascati
6 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
6 months ago
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Sending our prayers!!!

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Hunter Pynchon
5 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
6 months ago
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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
6 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
6 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
6 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
5 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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Glenda Westenskow
6 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
6 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
6 months ago
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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
6 months ago
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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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Jeff Armstrong
13 days ago

Still praying for you Danni -- beat this thing!

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Mary Jo Havick Parente
23 days ago

Stay Strong Danni!❤

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Tony Raccio
1 month ago

I know you will pull through this Danni, sending love and prayers. God Bless!!

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Jeff Armstrong
1 month ago

Danni -- I am praying for you!!! I follow every update and wish you my very best. Fight hard!

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$127,830 of $150k goal

Raised by 1,548 people in 6 months
Created August 22, 2016
Bradley Taylor  
on behalf of Clifford Kemp
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Whitney Leyland
6 days ago
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Ryan Chait
7 days ago

My thoughts and prayers

BM
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Brian Monschein
9 days ago
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Anonymous
10 days ago
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$20
Anonymous
11 days ago
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MG
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Marilyn and Norman Goodman
12 days ago
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We hope this helps and wish Danni the best.

DS
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Denise Schremmer
12 days ago
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SA
$380
Stony Brook Athletics
13 days ago
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We are Danni Strong! #DK 23 Love - Your Stony Brook Family, fellow students, and Seawolves Fans

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Stony Brook Athletic Department
13 days ago
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We are Danni Strong! #DK23. Love - Your fellow student-athletes and Athletic Staff

Parker Callahan
6 months ago
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Fight hard Danni - the Callahan family

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Lorraine Esposito Savoca
6 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
6 months ago
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5

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
6 months ago
5
5

Praying for ya Danni♥️

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Natalie Amodio Rascati
6 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

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Tracey Brown Petry
6 months ago
3
3

Sending our prayers!!!

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Hunter Pynchon
5 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
6 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
6 months ago
2
2

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
6 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

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Kristina Yarosis Doty
6 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
5 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
Glenda Westenskow
6 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! !!

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Cheryl Fitzpatrick
6 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
6 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
6 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
Jeff Armstrong
13 days ago

Still praying for you Danni -- beat this thing!

+ Read More
Mary Jo Havick Parente
23 days ago

Stay Strong Danni!❤

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Tony Raccio
1 month ago

I know you will pull through this Danni, sending love and prayers. God Bless!!

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Jeff Armstrong
1 month ago

Danni -- I am praying for you!!! I follow every update and wish you my very best. Fight hard!

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