Our angel Avery Lynn

On March 28th 2012 Avery was taken to children's hospital for what everyone thought was a flu. Our lives were turned upside down in the blink of an eye. What followed was a litany of tests, procedures, extended hospital stays, and treatments to sustain our beautiful 2 year old Avery while doctors searched for a diagnosis. 120 blood and platelet transfusions, 6 bone marrow biopsies and 7 months of chemotherapy later we have a diagnosis- MDS (myelodystlastic syndrome). Our next step is a stem cell transplant (cord blood). To make this miracle work this month we will be admitted to the children's hospital, in the pediatric oncology ward for a minimum of 2 to 5 months of hospitalized ISOLATION. Starting with an intense regime of chemotherapy, to kill her immune system so she can receive the stem cell transplant. We are blessed that we have 3 possible matches.


It's hard to talk about money when there are many more important things on our hearts but it too is a reality. Because of Avery's extended hospitalizations and compounding medical bills we need help. We will be living in the Ronald McDonald house while we stay by our angels side during her brave fight. We are asking for donations to help offset all the costs. While all the money is going out nothing is coming in. We humbly ask for any help you can give, knowing these times are difficult for everyone. If you cannot give financially we ask that you hold our family up in prayer, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. These donations will allow us to be by our baby girls side while she fights the fight of her life.

May, 15,2013...a few months after this post...
Avery was hospitalized once again, this time it was because her spleen had died. Weighing in over 3 lbs,and the size of a football..it had Eaten 90% of her transfusions. We spent 39 days in ICU intebated and under paralytic sedation, with 14 days of rehab to follow. Our stem cell transplant is rescheduled for May21,2013. Thank you all for you continuous support and prayer!! with Love, The Hanels

Donations

  • Kessler 
    • 100 $ 
    • 66 mos
  • Kevin Arnold 
    • 72 $ 
    • 73 mos
  • Oliver Gajda 
    • 25 $ 
    • 74 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 100 $ 
    • 75 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 50 $ 
    • 75 mos
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Organizer

Alexandra and Peter Hanel 
Organizer
Carlsbad, CA
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