Calista's Needs & Awareness Fund
On February 17th, our warrior princess was declared in remission! There is no evidence of disease! Thank God!!! It is a long battle ahead, but we know that our Warrior Princess will prevail! Calista's treatment will last for another 2 years, so that she remains in remission and does not relapse. Her last day of treatment will be May 29, 2017, but she will not be deemed cancer free until 2022. She will be 10 years old. Calista will have to sacrifice some of her childhood to battle this disease, but we know she will continue to beat it!
Unfortunately, there are unforeseen expenses that we are now facing, as I am now home with her full-time. Cali's dad is now working 4 hours away to make ends meet. It is tough being without him for 5 days out of the week, but we are blessed with Angels, family and friends surrounding and helping us.
We also want to help create awareness to this disease that affects so many families. We created Hope for Cali foundation to help other families going through this and increase awareness. We know and believe that our Calista Hope will continue to beat ALL. She is also in a research study that will help shed light to this disease and hopefully determine what chemotherapy regimens can be used for children with ALL to lessen the long-term side effects of chemotherapy. Just knowing that our baby girl is helping a child that will have to go through this in the future is a blessing in itself. We know many warriors before her helped get the treatment she is receiving now.
No parent EVER thinks this will or can happen to their child. I stopped questioning why, and surrendered myself and family to God. Let Go and Let God. It is all in God’s hands, and with Him, ALL things are possible!
With your help, we could help our Calista Hope get through her healing journey as well as help the children of our future also.
Calista is being treated at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. I am amazed at all the little warriors and their families there. We also want to give back to the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. There are wonderful parent liasons, child life specialists, nurses, doctors, and staff, that are helping heal our child.
ALL has a great prognosis, with 90% survival rate. Our goal is for this to be 100% treatable so no child will ever have to lose this battle or suffer the effects of ALL.
We thank you so very much for looking at our page, allowing us to share our story and hopefully help our warrior princess as well as all the warriors fighting this disease.