On May 7, 2019 my daughter Alyssa was admitted to the hospital for unknown severe back pain. What they discovered were lesions on her spine is several locations, a mass in her left shoulder and spots on her hips. After weeks of testing they discovered she has Stage 4 Ewing's Sarcoma. It grows in the bones and soft tissue around the bones like cartilage and nerves. It is uncommon to be found in someone over 20 years of age and she is now 25. It is not caused by any sort of exposure but appears that the cell DNA changes after birth which is why it is considered a pediatric disease. We were given a very poor prognosis as it was so rare. She had her first round of aggressive Chemotherapy on May 30. After which time she became very sick and ended up in the hospital again.
In between that time through the prayer chain we were told about a new Doctor who is a Christian and has a specialized type of treatment that involves genetically testing the DNA of the cancer to determining the exact type of chemo to use to kill it. After genetically testing it they figure out exactly which chemo kills that cancer and then combine it with other supplements such as insulin and hydrogen peroxide designed to deliver the chemo directly into the cancer cell rather than hitting it from the outside. After which time the body is also being reset to be able to rebuild the good cells to assist in combating the bad ones. This doctor has treated several Ewing's patients with great results including complete remission. We are very excited to support Alyssa in her choice to go with this program.
As you can imagine Alyssa and Zane have already accumulated over $100,000 in medical bills from the hospital stays and testing. They are using her insurance to cover as much as possible but there are still many more expenses including, out of pocket expenses, remaining medical bills after insurance has paid their part, special diet, supplements, and medications. She will begin this new treatment plan after the genetic testing comes back in roughly 3 weeks. Funds are needed immediately to assist in the medical expenses that have been and are to come.
While we greatly appreciate all and any donations we do not want anyone to feel obligated in any way. Give what you can if you can. #Alyssastrong #helpherlive