We are reaching out to friends and family and those who may not even know Halie at all.
Halie is generally a happy go lucky 16 year old girl who is in her senior year of high school. She was recently diagnosed with cancer after a recent resection of a lymph node that was found to have a 2mm section of cancerous paraganglioma tumor cells, which is very, very rare.
This fight began back in July of 2015 when a tumor was found in a ct scan, surgery was scheduled for October 2015. The hope was that the surgery would remove the entire paraganglioma tumor in her neck and skull base, but it was unsuccessful; being too risky of causing a major stroke.
Scans have continued every six months approximately; which in July 2017 her scan revealed the abnormally sized lymph node, which was later resected in August 2017.
Here we are as a family navigating the most difficult situation that we have ever faced. We really are not sure of what the total cost of Halie's care and treatments will be; but while we take this battle head on we are in need of a little more financial security for Halie's sake.
Like most parents, we want our kids to be happy and to enjoy life. Some of Halie's simple pleasures right now are Panera Bread and chai tea chiller's from Daz Bog Coffee.
As she goes through radiation therapy over the next six weeks. I want her to be able to at least look forward to these small treats as we make the trip to Aurora everyday.
We are already very grateful for all the prayers that have been said for Halie. Thank you and God bless!
- Anita & Ethan Watkins
- Stephanie Denaro
- Susan Hamann
- Jaymee & Ryan Vogenthaler
- Jasmin Mendez