Lily just turned 4 years old June 2nd. Shortly after her birthday, on June 16, I got the worst call of my life. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). It has just started within the last 3-6 months. That following Monday the 19th, she received her port, got a blood transfusion and started treatment on Tuesday. She had to spend a week in the hospital missing her family and kitties. There will be many changes happening and many trips to the doctor, which is 45 minutes away. Lily is a sweet, lovable, silly, caring, sassy, strong and brave little girl who is full of energy! 90% she has a smile upon her face. She is handling this all like a champ! Her Doctor and his team are amazing and only want to get her better! She has good days and bad days, but we take it one day at a time. All we can do is pray and hope for the best and try to be normal as possible.
We are not ones who like to ask for help, but we need help with this one. Our family isn't rich by any means. The last couple years, have been rough. Her father, Paul, has been dealing with his own severe health issues, his own cancer that he is dealing with, and surgeries, that has already took a toll on the family, making him disabled and not able to work how he use to. I, Holly, her mother have been a stay at home mom and went to back to college for an Associate. I was planning on going back into the work force in fall when Lily went into 4K. That is on hold, until further notice. Our daughter needs me more than a job needs me. She has 5 older siblings, Rachael-(35), Nicole-(28), Rosemary-(25), Paul Jr-(21), Emma-(6). Some live here and some live in Milwaukee. We really don't like to ask for help, especially financially wise but we are asking for any type of donations to help offset the financial burdens that this will bring for our family. We only want her to return back to herself.
Her appointments are 45 minutes away from home. Any donations will be strictly for her and her needs, gas getting to and from appointments, food money for when we are there, any hospital stays that she may need, prescriptions, and anything else not covered by insurance, or any other way we see fit. A special account will be made strictly for her. We would greatly appreciate any donation. If you can't donate, share this, and please keep our little Lily-popper aka short-stuff in your prayers, send love and positivity. Thank you so much for you genorosity! She has a facebook group called "Lily Strong!" if you would like to follow her on her journey. God Bless You!
- Sierra Swan
- Sarah Aguirre
- KATHY PECHINSKI
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- K C Dorow
Wisconsin Rapids, WI