Rally for Rachel

Hello all! As per requested by so many generous friends and family, we have decided to put together a Go Fund Me page for our sweet cousin Rachel. Rachel just celebrated her 13th birthday. Since, she has been dealt a heavy hand which includes an uphill battle against brain cancer that many are eager to support her through. The posterior fossa brain tumor they discovered in Rachel is called a Medulloblastoma. We are hoping money collected will help relieve travel expenses such as food, lodging, missed work and any other expenses accrude. She has already gone through one surgery removing the majority of the tumor in which she is still recovering from. Treatment requires 6 weeks of proton radiation (which spares negative effects on other parts of her body) which is not done at Vanderbilt (close to her home). Rachel will also need inpatient intensive physical and speech therapy to help her regain what she lost in the surgery. Since the surgery she is unable to speak, eat or drink, move her left arm, stand or walk. The closest place offering the therapies she needs along with the radiation treatments is in Cincinnati, Ohio. After the 6 weeks of radiation treatments, as long as she has progressed enough in physical therapy, she will then return home to Nashville to begin the 6 months of chemotherapy. Melissa and Dan have been swapping off staying with Rachel and their other four kiddos. Please join us in coming together and helping our family get through this trying time. If you are unable to contribute financially please add Rachel and family to your prayer list. Every single prayer is valued and appreciated to the highest degree.

Organizer and beneficiary

nina stanton
Ocala, FL
Melissa Watts

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