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Baby Athena fund

$7,905 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 153 people in 13 months
Created August 21, 2017
Where do I start? Nana Sherri's grandbaby and Taylor and Cory's daughter is in for a fight! Athena suffered a seizure and was flown to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus OH. She has been diagnosed with a frontal lobe tumor and will be undergoing a craniotomy on Thursday to determine if it is cancer and her course of treatment. NO child should have to undergo this and NO parent or grandparent would ever NOT want to be there for their baby. Please find it in your heart to donate anything that you can to help the family be there for Athena. Sherri has always been there for everyone so let's be there for her and her babies!
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Athena is doing great so far this second round! No I.V. Nutrition, no infections, no rashes, no pain pumps, and no fevers like last round! She has some mouth sores, and she's a bit grumpy, but they are managing her pain well. She met with physical and occupational therapists today and they said she is still on track developmentally. Her appetite IS starting to go down a bit, but if I.V. Nutrition is the worst it gets then this momma is happy!
Because AT/RT is so aggressive, after this round and before the third, we will be doing more scans to make sure there is NED, (no evidence of disease) because it isn't unheard of that AT/RT can continue to spread while receiving treatment.
PLEASE continue praying for our girl ❤️

This was via Taylor 10/10/17 sorry for the delay
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Tomorrow we go back to start the second round of chemo! We had a great break and I'm sad it went by so fast but I have to remember why we named her Athena.
We wanted a strong and empowering name for our little girl but we couldn't agree on literally anything. We happened to be playing 'Injustice' and I always play as Wonder Woman because I've always loved her and have read a countless number of her comic books. Well, Diana comes on the screen and her opening scene is her saying, "Athena, guide me!" Cory and I knew then that was it, and FINALLY agreed on a name.
In the Odyssey, Homer describes her as 'sparkling-eyed Athena', which if you have met our girl, her eyes are the first thing you notice. Athena is also the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare. Our baby is a fighter and got through the first round of chemo, and an infection with flying colors.
So whenever I get sad and feel like this is too much, I have to remember why we named her Athena. She can do this. ❤️

Please share, donate and pray for her continued improvement!
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Let's start our October on a great note - beautiful Athena went home yesterday!

We have round one done and the winner is Athena! Let's all get her ready for round two! People, we are going for a knockout and we need all of us to make it happen! Let's get behind this fighter together!
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Tomorrow Athena goes for her stem cell/bone marrow retrieval. She will be sedated most of tomorrow until they get however much they need to "rescue" her from the last 3 hard rounds chemo she will receive. After tomorrow we will FINALLY be able to go home for a few days before we start the second round!!!

Keep praying and thinking good thoughts for our girl!
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Created August 21, 2017
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