Help Danielle Fight Cancer

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Raised by 1,179 people in 4 months
Created March 3, 2019
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Danielle Joubert is a loving wife and mother to an 8-month old Claire. As her husband I know she always strives to give her best to family and in her work as a physical therapist. Danielle’s life however, came to sudden crossroads in early February of 2019.

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Just before her 30th birthday, Danielle was admitted to a hospital and diagnosed with an advanced malignant neoplasm of the placenta.  Also known as Choriocarcinoma. The cancer is a result of her previous pregnancy 8- months prior where cancer cells from the placenta metastasized into her liver, lungs and pancreas. She is now in a battle for her life.

This all started  as Danielle and I were traveling from Rhode Island to Florida with mom, dad and two close friends. We also had exciting news, Danielle is pregnant again! We were so excited to know our family will be growing. Danielle even bought a big sister shirt for Claire to surprise our family and friends. The reactions were priceless.

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Our vacation was one for the memory books.  All the while Danielle, my strong wife was fighting through nausea, cramping and every symptom we thought was from being pregnant. One day it became too much and we took her to the emergency room.

We discovered that she had cancer and the tumors in her body increase levels of the pregnancy hormone HCG. The excitement we thought was new life turned out to be a false positive.

Danielle's immediate emergency was life threatening internal bleeding. The shock we felt was unbearable. Danielle who just a few days prior was swimming with her daughter in a pool for the first time, may lose her life. However, Danielle did slowly show signs of recovery from the internal bleeding after emergency surgery and support from medical treatments.

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Danielle in the past weeks has battled through two surgeries, severe jaundice, intubation, a tracheotomy, a hospital transfer by helicopter, full body skin rashes, dialysis and much more.  She fights each day to be healthy and stable enough to receive the chemotherapy.  

Right before her first surgery, she told her family and I “Don’t worry, I got this.” I remind her every day that she told me this to keep her spirits up. Seeing her every day, I still cannot imagine what she is going through.

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Currently, we travel each day 4 hours or more to the hospital in Miami, Fl. The rising costs of treatment, travel, child care and being away from home in Rhode Island are beginning to take a toll. I am unable to work due to our location and Danielle is not able to work because of her condition.  Doctors have told us she will require months of treatment in the hospital. 

I am asking you to help my family fight our way back home by donating. May God bless you for your generosity and prayers. These funds will go a long way to helping my family heal in this trying time. Love from Dan, Danielle, Claire and Blaise.

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We are thanking God for making this day possible. We are all here together to celebrate our daughters first birthday!

The past few weeks have been rough on us. Danielle has been dealing with increased side effects from the chemotherapy, multiple infections, neuropathy, low white blood cell counts, and issues with her stoma. This list goes on. The good news is her cancer markers are still dropping. The chemotherapy is still working. Danielle has been singing these days words from Destiny’s Child “'I’m a survivor, I'm gonna make it
I will survive,keep on survivin'.”
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Being home has felt so good these past few weeks. Danielle has undergone her first few treatments at Dana Faber. Her new team of doctors are very knowledgeable and we are lucky to have them on our side. Her cancer marker is continuing to drop. Unfortunately the symptoms of chemotherapy are starting to impact her more. The doctors predict the side effects will continue to increase each time. She has needed blood transfusions and medication to help her immune system with terrible side effects. She is continuing to fight through it all.

Our joy these past few weeks has been watching our daughter walk all over the house. We are such proud parents!

We will be continuing our weekly visits to Boston for Danielle’s treatments. Please continue to pray.
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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

We had a great week ending with a fabulous day. Danielle learned that her cancer numbers have dropped significantly. The new chemo is working extremely well. We have also been able to return back home. This has been an incredible weight lifted off our shoulders. We are overjoyed to be close to family and friends.

Danielle will be continuing her treatments in Boston at Dana Faber. We will go this week to meet the new team, figure out the new schedule, and receive treatment.

We ask for continued prayers and support.
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Two weeks ago we got results that showed the cancer marker did go up while on her single drug chemotherapy. The doctors had to switch her chemo drugs. She is now able to get a standard chemothereapy regimen. If she had not been so sick before this is what she would have been on all along. She successfully completed her first two week cycle, but we do not know how well it is working yet.

It is our intention to use this opportunity of her being on a standard protocol to begin her transfer to Boston to continue treatment. We have exhausted our ability to stay in FL. We know we will be able to get continued support from our friends and family back home to help with the day to day activities. Thank you all for being there for us.
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Raised by 1,179 people in 4 months
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