On December 2020, our 2year old daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma or RMS. Since January of 2021, she began an intensive set of chemo treatment, radiation and multiple surgeries to remove and reduce her cancer cells. This January, after completing 8 rounds of radiation, she was scheduled for what we thought was her last surgery to try and remove an isolated piece of the tumor from her vaginal and bladder areas. Several hours in to the delicate surgery, doctors discovered that the cancer had spread to her abdomen and her liver. Kensley is now 3 and continues to fight her refractory tumor with a very caring team of doctors at Children's National Hospital. Some of her journey was shared here on Childrens Hospital website .
With the spread of her tumors, they are no longer operable and her current care of intensive chemotherapy requires 24 hour hospitalization. Her parents have been by her side for the last 30 days and will continue to stay by her side through her current treatments and our prayers are for her tumor growth to stop. As both parents have exhausted their paid leave at work, we're actively working to support their non-medical bills (mortgage, food, care for Kensley's 10 year old brother DJ, etc.). We've set up this fund for anyone who would like to contribute to their monthly household expenses for this year while they continue to focus on fighting with Kensley. To learn more about Kensley's story, or other ways to support you can visit:
- Kensley Strong : Website with links to purchase Kensley Strong merchandise to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
- Give In Kind : Gift Card for Meals, Transportation and other Donation Ideas
We could not be more grateful for the kindness and generosity that so many of you have shown to Kensley and our family. And the outstanding care she continues to receive from Healthcare Heroes and people who have offered help in so many ways. We Thank You. #kensleystrong (On behalf of her parents, Nkenge Murphy and Tanya Countiss)
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This team raised $18,185 from 129 other donations.