hey guys, my name is Veronica and I’ve created this page to raise funds for my sister Alana who has been recently been diagnosed with stage 2a Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Alana lives in Texas just outside of Austin and is 16 years old, and going into her JR year of high school.
On June 21,2021 Alana was out at lunch when she began to feel strange and told our mom she thought that they should leave. Soon after, her Apple Watch alerted her that her heart rate was dangerously high. After calling and asking if it was something to be concerned about she was quickly admitted into the emergency room, then transported to the children’s hospital. That’s where they found that she had fluid around her heart from her aortic valve being enlarged. During the ct scan doctors discovered a large mass in her left lung. This lead Alana having to be put out to have a biopsy done, the mass came back as cancerous.
While this type of cancer has a high survival rate the cost of chemotherapy is going to hit our family hard. Alana will be doing chemotherapy 5 days a week from now till November. My goal with this go fund me is to help cover the portion of bills that insurance won’t.
since the devastating news she has stayed in an amazingly positive mind set.
like most teenage girls, they’re appearance means a lot to them that’s including hair. Alanas hair is easily 22–25 inches long. After a couple rounds of chemo, her hair has already started to fall out and she’s reassuring our youngest sister who’s more upset about Alanas hair falling out than Alana is herself: that “it’s okay don’t be sad, it’s just hair.”
Before this her hair was easily her most prized possession. Now knowing she will most likely loose her hair … she wants to cut off what she has now to donate it. How heartfelt is that? I’m one proud sister of how strong she’s being.
If you would like to help Alana kick this cancers butt …share this on your pages / hit that donate button!!
Any amount helps.
Thank you for reading .
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