Meet Gianna, an almost-four-year-old resident of Canonsburg, who was diagnosed with a very rare cancer called Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Type 3 Cancer (otherwise known as PPB). PPB hides behind pneumonia initially and then spreads like wildfire. This aggressive cancer masks itself and is often missed as only 40 to 50 children in the United States are diagnosed with this rare condition yearly.
Gianna currently has a large mass pushing on her organs, including her heart, which is causing her heart to work overtime. Testing has required her to be intubated, which has caused a lot of stress to her already lethargic body. Fortunately, tests showed that the cancer has not spread and is isolated to one area, but with it growing, Gianna is undergoing chemo and will need surgery to remove the mass.
COSTA IN THE COMMUNITY would like to join the fight to help Gianna as she battles against cancer, a battle we know that she can and will win. We encourage the members of our community to step in and help this family with the costs that are quickly adding up for medical bills, transportation costs, lost wages, and so much more. We appreciate any support you can give during this time. If you are unable to donate monetarily, we ask that you share this and send any well wishes you can to the family.