I am starting this go fund me for my sister Roxie Meza (@couponroxie10) as her family is going through a hard time since there 10 month old sweet Emilie was recently diagnosed with actue myeloid leukemia.
Emilie started chemotherapy about 1 1/2 months ago. Emilie recently had a bone marrow biopsy, this test showed that emilie will need to have a bone marrow transplant. As devastating as hearing your child has cancer I can only imagen what my sisters pain is in hearing that Emilies chemo treatment alone will not help cure her and will be submitted to a lot more procedures.
From chemo, various medications with side affects, bone marrow biopsy, lumbar punctures and radiation for Emilie's small body. The family has 3 months to find a donar for baby Emilie she will need the marrow after two more treatments of chemo.
For the moment there family will be staying strong to keep things as normal as possible for Emilie and her 3 siblings.
This go fund me will be to help the Meza family with any food, gas, toll payments to cross the skyway bridge, or any expenses there family will need to get through this difficult time since Roxie will not be working to be with Emilie as she will have to stay at the hospital for this process that takes many months up to a year depending on if Emilies how Emilie's body reacts to everything, please consider donating the last thing this family need is a financial burden.
Anything that you can give will be very much appreciated. Sometimes we might think that $1.00-$5.00 might not make a difference but for someone in need it truly does.
Today for the Meza family, tomorrow maybe for yours. Imagen being the parent of your child that needs a transplant to save there life?? No one should go through this heartache.
We ask god to give there family the strength to get through this difficult time and to give sweet baby Emilie's body the strength to tolerate the chemotherapy and for a successful match and donar to save Emilie.
Thank you all for your help. God bless you. For updates on Emilie follow @couponroxie10 on IG
Please keep praying.
How can I get a swab to see if I am a match? I know for Roxie it must feel like she is playing the lottery and I want to help. I am O- making me a universal blood donor and I want to give your sister hope. I heard tonight that baby Em only has one month to find a donor and my heart is breaking. Please email me at GodStoriesRadio2 at gmail to let me know how I can see if I am a match. Thank you and God bless you. Tricia Lynn
Hi my name is Karyn Richter and I live in Illinois. I am on the bone marrow donor registry with Life Source. These are my results from my blood sample. I hope I can help. A Molecular 03ANKG 26NUJ BPR Molecular 44ANHY 51AFJR DRBI Molecular 04ASZN 11ARAP
For anyone wondering how they can get tested or how to be a match for Emilie, your best bet is to register at bethematch.org. It's free and they'll send you a swab kit in the mail. BeTheMatch will contact you if you ever are a match for someone...but only one in 540 people in the database will ever actually go on to donate. The chances of being a match if you do an independent test is miniscule. The best thing we can do is get more people in the registry!!
I'm O Neg. blood type, live in Clearwater and have just contacted OneBlood about testing to see if I could be a marrow donor.
Any recent updates?How is the baby girl? How is family? Praying for you!!!!
www.bethematch.org to be on the registry.
My Emily had AML at age 1. She had an autologous BMT at 15mos old at Duke University in NC. This is where they use their own marrow for the BMT. Perhaps they could use her marrow. It has been a blessing. She will turn 24 Sept 3. She was dx August 1994. Is there a fb page to follow her progress?
Any update on a match? Haven't seen anything in the news.
I'm a registered bone marrow donor in Brevard county, Fl.
hi my name is gena biddle I am praying for Emilie I wish I could help but I have cancer also doing chemo its so sad that a baby has to deal with this and of course her parents god bless your family and praying for her to get well god bless her and her family hugs to all hang in there
I just registered and am awaiting my kit. In the meantime I will see if there are any locations near me.
If you can not make the envents listed on my FB page please go to join.bethematch.org/fl they will send you a kit to your home
Since I live in Nebraska, is there a way to make sure my test sample gets directly applied to Emilie to see if it's a match?
How can we go see if we are a match up here in upstate NY please get ahold of me
I would love to help out I live in GA where do I need to go to get tested?
My name is Angela Padgett I live In frostproof, fl I am registered with be the match already my id# 1926-7027-1 my son is a survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia "ALL" we were also a patient at all children's 19 years ago my ph# is 8632419675 if anyway possible I can help call day or night anytime and I'm there. Keeping little Emilie and family in my prayers. NEVER GIVE UP Hope I was told my baby had 48 hrs to live and he is now 21 with a son of his own .
I live in Ohio. Where would I go to get tested? Sorry I'm unable to donate.