Help Karina Fight Colorectal Cancer

My name is Christina Giallourakis, and I am raising money for Karina Castillo and her family so they can manage paying for medical expenses during Karina's treatment. 

Karina Castillo was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer this past July 2017. In July, a few short weeks after diagnosis, Karina had a surgery at Washington Hospital Center, part of her colon  (and a tumor) was removed. Even though a tumore was removed in the colon, the doctors have found that there is also cancer in her liver. Karina has been recovering from the surgery, trying to gain strength, so that she may begin intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment in mid-August 2017. 

My family was blessed to have Karina as our children's  nanny for three years. Karina took care of our children like they were her own, with so much love and attention. Not only did Karina take care of our children and love them, but she cared for our entire family, including my husband and me. Karina is special. She is so warm and so loving. We all (Aakash, myself, Kira and Kai) love her and her family so very much. 

The money you donate will go towards Karina's medical bills - covering bills that insurance will not cover. If there is anything left over, your donations will be used towards family expenses. Marlon, Karina's husband works in construction; he tries to be with Karina as much as possible as she undergoes her treatments. Furthermore, Karina, is no longer able to work as a nanny. 

Your donation means so much to me and so much to the Castillo family. Your donation will truly be helping someone who is a good and loving person. Karina is incredibly positive and optimistic. She is a true role model - living life in the moment. 

Karina is only 36 years old and newly diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer. She has a lot to fight for. Karina is married to a wonderful, hard-working, and kind gentleman, Marlon. Together, they have several children: little Karina (20 years old), little Marlito (16 years old), Marla (10 years old), and Erin (10 months old). 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. No amount is too small or too big. Thank you for your generosity. If you have any questions on how else you can help, please contact me. 

With love, 
Christina, Aakash, Kira, and Kai

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Christina Giallourakis 
Washington D.C., DC

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