At the age of two, Hanna was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma -- a very aggressive and hard to treat form of childhood cancer. She has been through multiple rounds of chemo, radiation, clinical trials, and surgical procedures to try to destroy the tumor in her head. Unfortunately, she has also endured multiple relapses.
Childhood cancer alone puts a huge financial burden on any family, but Hanna's family has endured even more. In addition to their battle to save Hanna, her family has suffered the devastation of flooding in their home two times in the last 2 years. Hanna’s house first flooded during Hurricane Matthew. Her family was displaced for a year while her house was made safe for her to live in again. Hanna had just returned to her home only three weeks before Hurricane Florence flooded her house again. And once again her family is displaced, dealing with lost possessions and overwhelming repairs -- all while STILL battling Hanna’s cancer.
Hanna will be undergoing aggressive, life-altering surgery to try to remove her cancer in the next few months. Because she is immunocompromised, Hanna cannot return to her house until it is 100% free from mold. Hanna would love to be back in her home for her recovery and would be so grateful if you could help her family achieve this goal.
All of the money raised from this campaign goes directly to Hanna’s mom, Melissa. A donation in any amount helps so please consider contributing, if you are able. If you know of any resources or belong to any groups who might be able to assist with their recovery efforts, please share that info. Hanna’s family did not have flood insurance and they have a long road ahead of them. Please share this campaign and please keep Hanna and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Transparency regarding this campaign - my name is Amy Hermann. I am the leader of the Wilmington Childhood Cancer Support Group in Wilmington NC. I am a fellow cancer mom. I became friends with Hanna and Melissa several years ago at the pediatric oncology clinic at UNC in Chapel Hill. All money raised will go directly to Melissa to help rebuild her home and to help care for Hanna.
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