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Sydney's Fight: Uniting Against Brain Cancer

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Let’s Unite for Sydney: Join Her Battle Against Brain Cancer

Sydney’s Story:
If you know or don’t know Sydney, she is an amazing, kind-hearted, funny 9-year-old, who touches your heart and is unforgettable from the moment she walks in your path.

Sydney is the daughter of Alyssa and Mark Whitaker. Sydney is very girly with a love for shopping and anything girls at this age and generation enjoy, Sydney adores animals, soccer, slime, and the magic of Disney World. Her interests reflect the vibrant spirit of this remarkable young girl.

In January 2024, Sydney was rushed to the ER, where it was discovered, Sydney had a large mass on her brain during a CT. She was instantly trauma-hawked to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami where an MRI identified she had a cancerous brain tumor called Medulloblastoma. The following day Sydney underwent an intricate and complex surgery to remove the tumor, leading to an extended hospital stay for recovery.

Sydney is undergoing intensive treatment due to life-altering physical impairments from the tumor. Her daily struggle reflects unwavering determination. The treatments for Sydney will be rigorous as she confronts this difficult challenge and fiercely fights daily.

Treatment Plan
Sydney's fight against this cancerous brain tumor entails a thorough treatment plan, incorporating radiation therapy, chemotherapy, ongoing testing, specialized follow-ups essential physical/occupational therapy and more.

Sydney will be undergoing Medulloblastoma treatment, keeping her away from school and cherished activities for the next year or more. The hospital staff has fallen in love with Sydney and is inspired by Sydney's determination to regain a normal childhood, embracing the activities she loves.

Financial Needs
It's often unimaginable for families to believe such circumstances could happen to them until they do. Suddenly, they are faced with the emotional, physical, and financial burdens that are overwhelming for the individual and their families. Coping with a serious diagnosis often involves not only the affected individual but also their loved ones who play a key role in providing support.

Alongside our words of support and prayers, we're committed to providing financial assistance to alleviate the substantial burdens associated with this diagnosis. We understand the financial challenges, including hospital bills, travel expenses, and other medical costs, whether it’s assisting with medical bills or providing gift cards for daily needs. The number one goal is to focus on Sydney’s recovery and support Whitaker’s during this difficult time.

Here's How You Can Make A Difference:

Every donation, regardless of size, holds significance. Your generous support directly aids in covering the hospital bills, medical treatment costs, travel expenses to treatment, and other essential needs during this challenging period. We hold the belief that even small actions can bring about meaningful change. By supporting this campaign, you become a source of hope for Sydney.

Other Ways To Help
Frequent trips to Miami for medical treatment pose challenges in anticipating meal and grocery needs and timing. However, gift cards for meals, groceries, and everyday necessities are immensely appreciated.

Let Us Unite & Share Sydney’s Story Together
Help us increase awareness of Sydney’s battle by sharing this GoFundMe campaign on social media, text, through email, and personal conversations with your friends, family, colleagues and community. Your active involvement and caring efforts are crucial in accomplishing our goal and expanding the network of support for Sydney,

Leave encouraging messages on the campaign page to uplift Sydney's spirits during her battle. Your support shows her she's not alone. We believe in the strength of community support. Your generosity brings comfort and renewed hope, allowing Sydney to focus on regaining her health.

Please extend your understanding if the Whitaker family is unable to respond promptly to calls or texts during this challenging period. Your patience and support are deeply appreciated, and they are grateful – thankful for all of you, during this challenging journey.

Thank you for learning about Sydney's journey and considering a donation to our GoFundMe. Your kindhearted contribution will provide both financial assistance and a powerful testament to our collective support. Let's unite to stand with Sydney, spreading love, hope, and healing. Together, we can make a difference! #SydneyStrong

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  • Johanna Rodriguez
    • $15 
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  • Timmy Smith
    • $200 
    • 14 d
  • Samantha & Harper Throckmorton
    • $50 
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  • Shantel Johnson
    • $25 
    • 21 d
  • Cory Valentine
    • $600 
    • 22 d

Organizer and beneficiary

Tracy Ward
Jupiter, FL
Alyssa Whitaker

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