Prince's Journey to Fight Retinoblastoma

On July 18th, 2013 my beautiful 5 month old baby boy Prince was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in his right eye. Retinoblastoma is a rare eye cancer that 250-300 children are diagnosed with a year. I had never heard of Retinoblastoma until I Googled it after noticing a weird glow in flash pictures I had taken of him as well as a "cat eye" reflex his eye was giving when the light hit it a certain way. Looking up "cat eye reflex in babys eye" terrified me and I rushed him to our pediatrician Monday morning. After being referred to a couple different doctors we were finally sent to Children's Hospital Los Angeles where he was finally diagnosed. We also learned that it had begun to seed so chemo would need to be started right away. He has a 50% chance of saving his vision and 50% chance of needing his eye removed if he does not respond to chemo. I am terrified for this journey he is about to start, not knowing what may happen along the way. Most importantly I am terrified of not being able to be there for him because I am the only income in our family at this time. Although I am a very prideful person and do not like to ask for help, my kids mean the world to me and there is nothing I wouldn't do for them or try to do for them. That is why I am asking for donations so that the thought and stress of making sure we are covered in the event Prince may need to be taken for his treatment, follow ups in Los Angeles that we will need to go once a month for, and any other emergencies that may arise will not be an issue. I am also raising awareness for this terrible disease that many parent do not know about. I have created a page for this and to also follow Prince's journey to fight this: https://www.facebook.com/PrincesJourneyToFightEyeCancer?ref=hl I am not sure what to expect or ask for so anything will help and go a long way.

Thank you everyone!
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    • $100 (Offline)
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    • $100 (Offline)
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Stephanie Sample 
Organizer
Las Vegas, NV
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