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Adryana Aldeen has had a recent recurrence of Pancreatic Cancer Stage, which is now in Stage IV. In October 2022, a PET scan showed recurrence with metastasis in her right lung and the Virchow Node close to the neck. She had surgery on November 25, 2022, to remove two tumors in the Virchow node, which were sent to a specific mutations study with Foundation 1 CDX; she has received more chemotherapy treatments and is open to trying integrative medicine treatments to continue fighting for her life.
Adryana and Doug Aldeen are overwhelmed by the cost of Medical Cancer care. The financial toxicity of cancer treatment, surgeries, more chemotherapies, and all medical-related expenses have impacted their lives. Your prayers and financial support are appreciated.
Many of you remember that Adryana was diagnosed first with Stage III Pancreatic Cancer in late Fall 2020. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, she voluntarily left aside her role as a political commentator and consultant to focus on her health. After medical treatment and invasive surgery - a distal pancreatectomy/splenectomy - where two-thirds of the pancreas, the spleen, and the malignant tumor were removed, she miraculously survived 16 months with NED (No evidence of disease.) In October of 2022, as we mentioned, her cancer recurred. She has endured many painful and draining treatments for the terminal illness.
For those unaware, what Adryana had when diagnosed two years ago (late September of 2020) was called pancreatic adenocarcinoma, a nasty one. She was given six months to live, as the tumor was entangled in her central veins -which is why the cancer was unresectable (a tumor that cannot be removed through Surgery.) Miraculously, after Adryana vigorously fought for eleven months, the cancer tumor shrunk enough to qualify for Surgery; on June 14th, 2021, Adryana underwent a very invasive surgery, an open distal pancreatectomy/splenectomy. The surgery was exceedingly difficult and very painful. Still, it successfully removed the fibrosis of the cancer tumor left after all the treatments. The excellent surgeon removed two-thirds of her pancreas, so she has been on the border to become a person with type I diabetes. The surgeon also removed the spleen, so she is more likely to contract severe or life-threatening infections and has to receive several vaccinations. In addition, Adryana has re-taught her body how to digest food since her digestive tract was readjusted during the surgery, and she takes expensive enzymes to replace pancreatic function for the rest of her life.
When Adryana had no evidence of disease, sought a place to serve her community in Austin. She became Director of Advancement with Mariposa Family Learning Center. This nonprofit organization helps low-income children and families receive child care in Montopolis in southeast Austin.
After her recurrence she resign from her duties as Director of Advancement and went back to political analysis, but continue helping Mariposa Learning Center as she has a deep heart fort the children and families in need.
HOW TO DONATE MONEY:
There are many ways to donate; some people like to give via a GoFundMe account. Other people have preferred to send a direct donation through Z E L L E from their bank account to her medical expenses account under her name: Adryana Aldeen, adding her mobile phone through V EN MO via @AdryanaAldeen, or by sending her a C H E C K. Please ask Adryana for her mobile phone number and her address if you do not have those. All donations are greatly appreciated. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
This account was made for people to donate and also to share the fundraiser GoFundMe link with others who would like to help. Thank you very much, and many blessings to all.
Adryana appreciates each of you and wants to thank you for your messages, cards, texts, and love. Also, she would like to thank the family and friends who do so many other beautiful things for her to continue enjoying life. This gives her energy and desire to continue serving others.
Many of you have opened your beautiful homes outside of Austin to facilitate her medical care or for her to enjoy some happy times in beautiful places. Thank you so much. Your invitations to dinners, weddings, and other enjoyable celebrations and events make her very happy. She wishes she could attend all of them and wishes everyone happiness, health, and blessings; sometimes, this is possible, and sometimes, it is not. Thank you.
Those who know Adryana know her strength, faith, and desire to continue fighting this battle. Besides receiving help for her treatment, she reminds people that those who would instead give to a charity and non-profit organization to help low income children to have quality early education to www.mariposlaearningcenter.org, where helping children to have quality early education in Montopolis in Austin, TX.