Chemo for Callie

Hi! My name is Callie. I am 5 years old. I was recently diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis-Type 1 and Optic Nerve Gliomas. I am getting weekly chemo therapy treatments to make me better. I love going to school and playing with my little brother and sister. Anything you can donate will help my family cover my medical costs. Thank you so much.

We were first alarmed when we noticed Callie was having trouble with her eyesight. After a few trips to Optometrists and Opthamologists the doctors suggested that Callie have an MRI done to discover what was causing her near blindness. The MRI revealed that she had Optic Nerve Gliomas in her optic chasm. These gliomas are a symptom of her Neurofibromatosis- Type 1 (NF-1). The tumors (or lesions) put pressure on her optic nerves and other portions of the brain in that area. It is unlikely that the tumors are cancerous, but because of their location it is impossible to safely obtain a biopsy. Callie will need 15 months of weekly chemo therapy to battle the tumors. The hope is that the chemo will stop their growth and potentially shrink them. Callie is a smart, caring, and beautiful young girl. Anything you can donate here will help us with her medical costs throughout this journey. We are deeply thankful.
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Heidi Willmann 
Organizer
New Braunfels, TX
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