Angelina's Army Relapse 2017
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. This time, we will be doing our treatment in-patient at Sloan, as Angelina will be in a new trial using t- cells donated by her father and I as part of her chemo and antibody treatments.
This puts a huge stress on our family, as we attempt to juggle work and Angelina's brother.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
Please continue to share our story, and help us reach our goal! Thank you!
Love, Angelina's family