#Aspenstrong

$4,935 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 46 months
Chris Fields
on behalf of Courtney Reheiser
 MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Aspen Kate is a 16 month old little girl that was recently diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL). Both her parents work full time and will need to take time away from their jobs to be with their little girl.  They will also have to find arrangements for Aspen's siblings (Koby, Mya, Aiden) and their precious weimeraner, Kaiser. Her family needs all the support they can get for hotels, food, hospital bills, babysitters, etc. Aspen's older brother, Koby, suffered from severe congenital heart disorders when he was born and needed several open heart surgeries when he was a baby, so this is especially difficult to have to go through again for the family. Prayers are always welcome and donations of any size are very appreciated. Thank you.
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Update 1
Posted by Chris Fields
46 months ago
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Update from Aspen's Mom:

Aspen has pre-B cell ALL. She is considered standard risk based on her age and that her WBC is in a normal range. She will have a 3 year chemo therapy treatment. She is eligible for a special cure study that we have elected. Day one is tomorrow. She will begin with dexamethasone, vinCRIStine, intrathecal cytarabine, pegaspargase, and intrathecal methotrexate, at various intervals for days 1-29. She is in what is called induction- consolidation during this time. At the end of 29 days they will retest and determine where she is on the risk chart, she will then move into different phases; interim maintenance 1, delayed maintenance, interim maintenance 2, and then she will be part of a randomized study for full maintenance. that will all span the first 8-10 months.
Tomorrow she will go down at 1:30 for her access port to be placed, get her LP to asses if the Leukemia has spread into her spinal fluid, and her first round of Intrathecal chemo, as well as her first two doses of Dexamethasone and vinCRIStine. Dexamethasone will be given twice daily for 28 days. VinCRIStine will be given on days 1,8,15 and 22. Pegaspargase will be given on day 4. Currently Aspen will need
to have completely clear labs of all blasts, and no fevers to be discharged. This could be in 8 days, or it could be in 2-4 weeks. Once she is discharged all of the above mentioned treatment will be administered out patient in the Oncology clinic/infusion lab. Hospitalization would only occur with the presence of fever 101 or greater in conjunction with a low count. Otherwise it's life as we will now know it.
So, what does that mean? It means we pray for no blasts or fevers by next Tuesday. We want to get Aspen home and adjusting to as normal as we can get her life. As for now, while we are in the hospital and once we go home, siblings and visitors are welcome as long as they are 100% healthy.
Jason and I are devising a plan for logistics...what work will look like, who will take care of our other kids, our sweet puppy, our home and everything else that comes with this road we are about to journey on. Tomorrow is a huge huge day for us. We begin the ending to this horrible journey as cancer parents. It's Day 1 of a 3 year process, to having our lives be cancer free.
I again reiterate our deepest appreciation for all of the prayers, thoughts, concerns, calls, support, donations, love and kindness, from those we know and love and those we haven't had the pleasure of knowing. There is nothing, I can ever do to properly thank you all. This is a scary, unfortunate and undesirable situation but having you all praying makes it a little more bearable.
‪#‎aspenstrong‬
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$4,935 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 46 months
Created April 4, 2015
Chris Fields
on behalf of Courtney Reheiser
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Prayers for sweet Aspen and her family

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Prayers, and positive thoughts and vibes for sweet Aspen!

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