Help KitKat Kick Cancer's Butt

33600298_1539100323666835_r.jpeg33600298_1539100363298995_r.jpeg33600298_1539100875908886_r.jpegOur daughter, Kathryn, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia two days before Thanksgiving 2017.  She spent 31 nights inpatient in a row from diagnosis until the end of the first round of her chemotherapy treatment, coming home two days before Christmas. She spent the next 7 month working through many more rounds of chemotherapy as an outpatient with CCMC's hematology/oncology clinic, missing out on months of school due to the severe flu epidemic last winter and her treatment suppressing her immune system, allergic reactions to chemo, pain episodes  due to unknown infection which put her inpatient for a week in January.

The last day of July, she was able to begin the last but longest phase of her therapy, called long term maintenance.  She will finish this phase and her treatment in March of 2020.  

We recently have been dealing with a few ER visits for fever, which is her protocol since her suppressed immune system compromises her ability to fight off simple infections. 

We also have been working closely with the endocrine team because the steroid pulses which are part of her monthly chemotherapy  cause blood sugar spikes while on the steroids and lows off the steroids.  She has been diagnosed with Steroid Induced Diabetes and Adrenal Insufficiency.

So as grateful as we are for how she has been doing getting through teatment, we still have a long bumpy road ahead, and lots of hospital visits, planned and unplanned ahead.  Donations towards our unending medical bills that insurance doesnt cover( Er and clinic and inpatient copays, prescription copays, parking fees at CCMC, etc) are always appreciated.

We are so thankful for all of you who have already donated to our previous YouCaring page and personally to us, and have supported us throughout this process and continue to do so.  That page was taken down when GoFundMe bought YouCaring, so we have created this page for those that want to continue to support us.

Donations

  • David Lass 
    • $300 
    • 34 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 35 mos
  • david byrne 
    • $300 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer

Christina S. Wall 
Organizer
New Britain, CT
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