Hi! My name is Heather and I have started this Gofundme page for my stepsister Cheyenne. Cheyenne is an 11 almost 12 year old fun, smart, loving, talented little girl. On June 1st Cheyenne went to the doctor to get an MRI of her leg due to some leg pain. The MRI showed abnormal bone growth in the femur. They told us it could be an infection or possible tumor. On June 6th Cheyenne had a Biopsy on her femur and our worst fears were confirmed, Cancer. She would have to have more test done that follwing Monday to see if it was just in her femur or if it had spread. The test showed that it was only in the femur. Cheyenne was diagnosed with stage 2 Osteosarcoma. Due to the severity of the situation Cheyenne was put on crutches and a wheel chair. Many changes were about to happy to this sweet young girl. This summer while most kids will be out swimming, going to camp, going on vacations, riding their bikes etc Cheyenne will either be in the hospital getting Chemo or she'll be home in bed.
Cheyenne was admitted to the hospital June 13th where her port was placed in her chest for Chemo and then Chemo was started. She spent 5 days in the hospital due to the Chemo and being very ill. We thought on Friday she was get to come home but she got sick again and had to stay another day. Cheyenne came home Saturday afternoon and slept most of the weekend. She couldn't eat any food without getting sick or feeling nauseas. Cheyenne will be going through Chemo for at least 9 months as well as surgeries. This is going to be a long painful road for this sweet young girl. Cheyenne has 3 siblings at home. One is her twin brother and then 2 little sisters. Both her parents work full time but right now due to Cheyennes condition they are having to take time off work to be with her in the hospital and at home. Due to taking time off work, bills are starting to add up and soon big medical bills will be coming in after the insurance covers their small part. Cheyenne and her family could use all the help possible to help make this time easier for her, her parents and her siblings. We are trying to raise enough money to help with medical bills as well as other bills that will come up while mommy and daddy are off work to care for their baby. Would you please help us and pray for Cheyenne and she fights this mean nasty disease.
You can also follow her story on Facebook under TeamCheyenne strong! God bless all of you!
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