Care for Cajaria

Meet Cajaria.  she is a 13 year old who attends Tuskawilla Middle School and lives in Oviedo, Florida with her mom and dad.  I met her 4 years ago when  I took a job at Kid City USA, where her mom Carolyn Garrett is the cook.  Cajaria was diagnosed in 2013 with Leukemia and was in need of a bone marrow transplant at that time .   While waiting for a donor,  Cajaria's Leukemia went dormant and the doctors advised her mom to wait and do nothing because it was no longer a threat.   Since Cajaria's diagnosis, Carolyn has been thanking God and praying for a miracle. 

On Monday 9/3/2018 Cajaria complained of her head, neck and stomach hurting.  After several complaints of not feeling well,  Carolyn took her daughter to the Oviedo ER where she was told that 80% of her white blood cells were Leukemia again. They rushed her to Nemours Children Hospital where she is on three different kinds of Chemo therapy and will need a bone marrow transplant.  As you can imagine, Cajaria is getting very ill from the Chemo and she will lose all of her hair.   The doctors at Nemours have been giving Cajaria the best care possible.     

I have created this Go Fund Me account to help raise money for this amazing family.   Carolyn has been  forced to take a leave of absence to be with her daughter everyday.  She has exhausted all of her vacation and personal time.  She is traveling back and forth to the hospital daily and spending the night most nights.   All donations will go directly to Carolyn's family to help with living expenses and to continue with the very best care for Cajaria.  If you are unable to make any donations, please share this page. 

If you would like to donate without using GoFundMe please call Kid City USA @ 407-671-2882 ask for the director, Kristin Butterworth.  You can also reach out to Terri Kruczek or Jessica Barrett,  owners of Kid City USA - Winter Park. 

Kid City USA will be Walking for Cajaria on September 22nd at Fun Spot in Orlando.  This event  sponsored by St Jude Walk/Run to end Childhood Cancer.   If you are interested in participating with us please call 407-671-2882.      

If you would like to find out how to get tested to be a bone marrow donor please contact Nemours Hospital in Orlando for more information.

Donations

  • Cindy Roessler 
    • $25 
    • 18 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 20 mos
  • Samantha Plum 
    • $20 
    • 20 mos
  • Bartinia Awad 
    • $25 
    • 20 mos
  • Johanna Signori  
    • $30 
    • 20 mos
See all

Fundraising team: Cajaria’s Crew (5)

Jessica Barrett 
Organizer
Raised $275 from 7 donations
Oviedo, FL
Carolyn Garrett 
Beneficiary
Teresa Kruczek 
Team member
Raised $172 from 3 donations
Kristin Butterworth 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
Willow Yakush 
Team member
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