Alan's DIPG medical journey!

$16,641 of $50k goal

Raised by 297 people in 2 months
Michel Ev Reyes
on behalf of Midy Vasquez
 YONKERS, NY
Hello friends and family as many of you may already know my 7year old nephew Alan (Midy and Ricardo's youngest child) was recently diagnosed with a rare brain tumor called DIPG. This is a highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumor found at the base of the brain. Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas . About 300 children in the U.S. get diagnosed yearly. Doctors give them a 0% survival rate. This type of tumor has very limited resources or even studies done for this matter. Our family is facing very difficult times and we need all the help we can get. While my sister and brother in law face tough decision making at this time. I decided to start this go fund me to get the ball rolling on possible monetary funds needed for clinical trials or anything medical that may surface along this journey.  So please help us anything counts and please pray for Alan and my family.   

                       Thank You!
            

From myself Michel/Evelyn and the entire family.



Hola amigos/amigas y familia como muchos saben Mi sobrino Alan de 7 anos  (el hijo mas joven de Midy y Ricardo) lo diagnosticaron con un tumor maligno en el cerebro llamado DIPG. Yo decidi empesar este go fund me para ayudar en el aspecto monitario que sera necesitado en este tiempo tan dificil. No hay muchos recursos o estudios en este tumor. Pero yo anticipo que Midy y Ricardo necesitaran ayuda para cualquier decision que tomen para Alan. Por favor ayudenos en lo que puedan. Todo vale hasta rezos. (perdonen no se escribir mucho en espanol)

                                                        Gracias!
De parte mia Evelyn/Michel y la familia entera.
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Update 1
Posted by Michel Ev Reyes
15 days ago
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Update on Alan!

Since being diagnosed in February, the family has chosen an out of the country treatment for him. He is currently being treated in Monterey Nuevo León Mexico . He is having intra-arterial chemotherapy. After having just one treatment, a follow up MRI showed 50% shrinkage in tumor size (God is good)! Since then he had his second treatment and will have his follow up MRI and 3rd treatment at the end of April. Alan is in great spirits and we have noticed he is walking better and his eyes looks visibly better. We pray he continues to improve and we can continue to provide him with this very necessary treatment. The only problem we are concerned with is the cost of it. Each treatment cost approximately 8k or more and this does not include flights, stay, food or anything else. This cost is just his actual treatment. Also he is currently being weened off steroids that were initially prescribed. Once he is completely off of the steroids he will need to start immunotherapy which has a price of about 14k each and they anticipate he will need at least 3 sessions. Unfortunately since this treatment is only available out of the country there is no insurance coverage and everything is straight out of pocket. We thank everyone who has donated, these 2 first treatments would not have been possible without your support. We are humbled and deeply thankful forever. We will definitely need continued support and prayers. For pics and more frequent updates please follow #Alanstrong on Facebook.

Thank You!
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Patricia Sanchez
1 month ago
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Que Dios bendiga a Alan y le de mucha fortaleza a tu familia. Cuenten con las oraciones de la familia Haddock-Sánchez. Estamos a la orden.

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Ramonita Soriano
2 months ago
1
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Lo siento mucho pero pa lante q dios ba a desapareser ese tumor fe q esta en mano de dios

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$16,641 of $50k goal

Raised by 297 people in 2 months
Created February 22, 2017
Michel Ev Reyes  
on behalf of Midy Vasquez
$5
Anonymous
6 days ago
$15
Stephanie Jacona
6 days ago
$50
Rossi & Nery Nuccio
7 days ago

Alan Strong!!!!!! Forever!!!

JD
$50
Jessica Dejesus
8 days ago
JC
$50
Judy Castillo
8 days ago

Stay strong brave little guy!

SR
$50
Sergio Reyes
8 days ago

May gods healing hand do its work

AR
$500
Alex and Rosemary
8 days ago

We personally know Midy, Ricardo and their family. Our thoughts, prayers and faith are with them.

JC
$40
Joel Castillo
8 days ago

Faith,

RE
$100
Roberto Estevez
8 days ago
$20
Anonymous
10 days ago
Patricia Sanchez
1 month ago
1
1

Que Dios bendiga a Alan y le de mucha fortaleza a tu familia. Cuenten con las oraciones de la familia Haddock-Sánchez. Estamos a la orden.

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Ramonita Soriano
2 months ago
1
1

Lo siento mucho pero pa lante q dios ba a desapareser ese tumor fe q esta en mano de dios

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