DeMello Family Medical Fund

Early in 2017,  Austin was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a very hard to treat form of brain cancer. 

Austin has spent the last eight months fighting the tumors that are growing in his brain, jaw, spine and pelvis. No child should ever have to endure this kind of heartache, pain and life lesson.  Recently his parents, Amanda and Joe, had to make the decision no parent should ever have to make. They decided to end treatment and make the remainder of Austin's time as comfortable as possible. Yet still, they remain so positive, optimistic and lights in a world that feels very dark. 

And now Austin's dog is having to have ACL surgery, which is a very expensive and time consuming treatment to rehabilitate.

Below was Amanda's post on Facebook  yesterday (9/2/17). Joe, her husband has had to take a significant amount of time off work and should be able to continue to do so to spend time with his family. 

Help me relieve some of the stress for them so they can 100% absorb ever second of their time that remains with Austin without having to carry the weight of financial needs as well. Anything would help them. Whatever you could donate would be forever appreciated.

"I feel like the universe is holding my head underwater and is laughing at me as I try to catch my breath. Austins dog is now at the vet getting x-rays on his hind knee and leg because he may have torn his ACL or something else. The vet is thinking he may need surgery. I honestly can't even handle my life right now.  Nor do I have the energy to put into rehabbing our dog. Especially right now. With Joe leaving this week to put his dad to rest, because he just found out that his dad passed away last week. And with the news that my brother in law cancer is back in his liver. Like seriously... I cannot handle anything else... I'm drowning here! Life doesn't stop just because your child is dying from cancer. All the life on life terms still happens. Like, getting a ticket, a flat tire, an injured dog, an elderly family member passing away. All the things that happen to you that " make you have a bad or rough day" still happen to us. On top of fighting for my child's life. How does one do it? Because I don't feel like I'm doing a good job.


  • Donna Wyborney
    • $25 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Amanda Whitworth
Encinitas, CA
Amanda DeMello

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