When I heard what happened to Felice, my heart ached. While feeling down, Michelle Mancino contacted me about turning one of my band's shows into a fundraiser for Felice. I agreed that it was a great idea. Together I have worked with Michelle and Kathleen to find a way to help our classmate in need.
This gofundme page is created in response to many of your requests, particularly those who cannot get to the charity Event on March 14th, @ The Whiskey Kitchen in Valley cottage .
Here is a link to the event details: Pictures of the event will be posted here afterward.
On Feb 22, Kathleen O'hara Cambell wrote:
I am reaching out to all of you on behalf of Felice Rich-Smith. She is asking for support and prayers as her family is enduring the most agonizing pain any parent can endure. It was discovered a little over a week ago her 10 year daughter, Samantha, had a large tumor at the stem of her brain. They removed 98% of it, and "it" has traveled into her spine. "It" has not been officially diagnosed as cancer and there is a lot of uncertainty right now. Felice and her family need any prayers and well wishes you could send their way. Thank You
Feb 27th UPDATE:
Update: The family got an offical diagnosis. The tumor in her brain was malignant and it metastasized onto the spine. The name of the cancer is Ependymoma which is somewhat rare. Samantha will begin intense chemo hopefully Monday. Please, Please , Please keep her and Felice's family in your prayers!!!!
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