The doctor told her the best option was to perform surgery and safely remove as much of the tumor as possible, without creating deficits. The surgeon successfully removed 99 percent of the tumor, but could not remove the final 1 percent because it was based on the language barrier in her brain. Following surgery Dana underwent 33 rounds of radiation and has since completed 2 of 6 rounds of chemotherapy. The MRIs since surgery, radiation, and the first two rounds of chemotherapy show that the remaining tumor is responding to treatment, but Dana needs to finish out her cycles to destroy the remaining cells.
There's really no easy way to say this, but Dana and her family need help financially. Her medical bills are beginning to pile up from 2017 and with the beginning of the year, Dana needs to meet her deductible and copays to receive the medication necessary for chemotherapy. All funds will be directly transferred to Dana and her family to use towards the ongoing medical expenses. Thank you for the support of the brave young woman and we will keep you updated as her treatment progresses. Any excess funds that we can collect will be donated to cancer research!