Isaac's Medical Expenses

On September 15th, Monique got a call no mother ever wants to receive. Her four year old son's doctor called to inform her that Isaac would need an MRI of his head done asap. He had been seen earlier by the doctor for strange symptoms Monique had not witnessed before, symptoms that had been slowly worsening for about a month: loss of interest, difficulty coordinating, and just behavior inconsistent with his normal, happy personality.

He was admitted immediately. Several tests later, it was discovered that Isaac had an immense amount of fluid in his 4th ventricle due to a cyst near his brain stem. His neurosurgeon discovered a tumor on the brain stem, in addition to the cyst, called a Hemangioblastoma. He has had 4 surgeries already, starting off with draining the excess brain fluid, and its possible there are more to come. Monique and his father, Jorge are alternating staying at the hospital right now, eating and sleeping at CHOC with Isaac. Due to Covid restrictions, Mom and Dad are unable to be together with Isaac at the same time, and his brothers are not allowed to visit, either.

Friends and family have been praying for Isaac and his parents throughout this scary process.  After planning and anticipating for major surgery to remove the tumor, the neurologists and neurosurgeons involved were baffled to find that the tumor seemed to have vanished after a huge amount of prayer for this amazing little boy. The cyst remains and his family is awaiting a pathology report so that they may find out what they are dealing with.

On Thursday, September 24th, Isaac had his fourth surgery and has begun to improve, but  doctors still want to keep him in the hospital for rehabilitation, and to wait for pathology to see if further surgeries are necessary (if the last one was not successful). 

We are banding together around this beautiful family and asking for the following:

1. PRAYERS. With every ounce of faith you have, we ask that you take a minute or two to lift Isaac and his family up before the Lord (for total healing, provision for his family, and protection from further occurrences).

2. SHARES. We ask that you SHARE THE HECK out of this GoFundMe so we can spread the word! The more people see this page, the more support it can get!

3. DONATE. If everyone who sees this can donate just $10, we could really make a huge difference for the family. There are so many medical expenses to pay, and both parents are taking turns to stay with Isaac, with the other parent often sleeping in the car at the CHOC parking lot. This would cover gas, food, bills, medical expenses, and so much more. PLEASE SUPPORT!!



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    • $35 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sophia Victoria Hermosilla 
Chatsworth, CA
Jorge Acevedo 
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