On July 26 , 2017 Natasha stated that she had a stomachache. I thought that she was having her menstrual so I decided to take her to the hospital because she is a kid that never get sick. After we arrived to the hospital, 10 minutes later they diagnosed her with leukemia through bloodwork. They did a bone marrow then they procceeded with the first round of chemotherapy. We asked the doctor for confirmation if this was true as a whole family we could not believe it . We were stunned. During the month of chemo being given, the doctor called and said "Oops we have made a mistake on your dautgher, We need a bone marrow to confirm the actual other type of cancer that it might be.''
Bone marrow was done but it was negative. So the Oncology team had to go back to her first original bone marrow to diagnose her again with another type of cancer which is AML.
Chemotherapy for ALL is given in a 3 year spand and AML is given in a 9 months intense chemotherapy.
Natasha has to stay in the hospital so she does not catch any infection because her imune system is compromised.During that time Natasha has lost her hair and she is not able to go to school and see her friends.
This has become a traumatic, emotional situation .With
that being said, one of the parents is forced to stay in the hospital with her 24/7during her 9 months stay as the other parent is forced to take care of the other siblings which two of them are twins toddlers and unable to work.
Since Natasha was diagnosed in July, I had applied for family medical leave act which was approved but has completely went out due to the misdiagnosis
Since both Parents are unable to work, her health coverage was unable to get paid for some of her medical Treatment.
The funds will be needed immediately as Natasha has been billed for Lab work, hospital stays, bone marrows and chemo treatment.
All funds generated from this account will be used to pay for costs associated with the treatment and subsistance of Natasha as she goes through the steps. Example of the related costs are the insurance deductible for tests, treatment, hospital stays, doctor visits including travel to New York for medical treatment and costs associated with housing . Other costs include insurance payments, personal bills and related housing costs.
All contributions are greatly appreciated and we will do whatever it takes to show our sincere gratitude for your monetary support. Natasha will greatly appreciate it.
- Lyndsay Bellefleur
- Zach Timberlin
- CHRISTELLE LOUIS-CHARLES
- Steph Luma
- Genevieve Augustin
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