Angelina's Army NJ

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Raised by 508 people in 26 months
Our Story -
In May of 2013, at just 3.5 years old, my daughter, Angelina was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer. Naturally, her father and I were devastated - nothing prepares you to hear that kind of news.

Despite having the odds stacked against her, Angelina achieved a brief remission in the spring of 2015. However, only 8 weeks after being in remission, Angelina was diagnosed with a relapse back to Stage IV. The prospect of squaring off again with cancer was daunting, but our Angelina took it in stride.

Through the remainder of 2015, and all of 2016 Angelina went through chemo and immunotherapy treatments to eliminate her relapse. And in the fall of 2016, she began a new experimental cancer vaccine trial at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital in NYC.

In July of 2017, Angelina relapsed again. She has resumed treatment at Memorial Sloan. After a year of treatment, Angelina had returned to the vaccine trial.

During that time, Angelina's father, Sandy was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gerhig's disease. It is a terminal motor neuron disease that robs patients of their ability to move and ultimately breathe and eat.

Still reeling from Sandy's diagnosis, in October 2018, the team saw a new growth on her MIGB scan. They repeated the scan again and then did a PET scan. In November 2018, they confirmed that Angelina had relapsed and on December 5, 2018 she will be having surgery to remove the tumor that is on her vertebrae near her kidney and aorta.

This puts a huge stress on our family, as I am now the sole provider and caregiver for our children, attempting to juggle work, Angelina's treatment and Angelina's brother, Aidan.

Here are some of different ways to help -

Support this GoFundMe -

Since you’re here reading this page, you know that we have a gofundme campaign going. Funds raised through this campaign will be used to cover insured medical expenses, and additional expenses related to treatment such as childcare, gas, tolls, etc.

If you’re not comfortable with online processing -

I realize that not enough likes to use online processing, especially in this day and age when important data can be compromised. If you would still like to contribute, you can mail contributions to “Angelina’s Army, 2 prospect ave, wanaque NJ 07465”

If you have UNWANTED Gift Cards -

I am collecting any unwanted gift cards to any chain stores. If you have a gift card that is taking up room in your wallet, or for a store that you don’t shop at (it doesn’t matter what store, as long as it’s a chain) it would be a tremendous help to us, as we can exchange and them for giftcards that we can use.

The cards can be mailed to “Angelina’s Army, 2 prospect ave, wanaque NJ 07465

MEALS- the easiest way to support meals are either via ubereats, door dash or grub hub gift cards. The recipient email is

If you wish to purchase Gift Cards -

If you feel more comfortable sending us gift cards rather than any of the methods I mentioned, we are always in need of gift cards for places like shoprite, stop & shop, BJ’s Wholesale, Target, the Children’s place (kids clothing), ANY gas station.

Event planning -

We would like to hold some fundraisers in the coming months. We are in need of volunteers to help organize events like a 5k run, restaurant % night and more. If you would like to volunteer as tribute (I mean help), we’d love to have you. You can email

Regardless of how much, or how little you are able to help, I want to thank you for just being here and taking the time to read this page. I ask that you keep Angelina and our family in your prayers. While this situation has taken it tolls on our finances, emotions and bodies, I want to stress that it has done nothing but strengthen our resolve to overcome and faith. Angelina is nothing is not the embodiment of a miracle. She is a reminder that anything is possible, as long as you are willing to believe.

Thank you, and may you experience all the joy and beauty that life has to offer.
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Angelina is awake. Surgery went as planned, and they removed the entire mass. She's in a little bit of pain, but is finally awake and alert. The goal today is to remove her catheter and get her sitting in a chair.
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I want to thank everyone who has helped us try to find a plumber. We have some plumbers coming and are hoping that one of them can squeeze us in.
Please continue to share our story, and help us reach our goal! Thank you!
Love, Angelina's family
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Raised by 508 people in 26 months
Created March 29, 2017
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