Love for Liz and her boys

Elizabeth Restey is a beautiful young mom to Weston and another blessing that is expected to make his appearance in December. She was first diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) right after she graduated from UB and 2 weeks before her 22nd birthday. Admitted to Roswell on July 2, 2014 for an immediate bone marrow biopsy and diagnosed the following day with AML, only to start chemo right away as it was very aggressive. After extensive treatment and many rounds of chemo, she eventually went into remission. You can only imagine how excited she was when she was able to become a mother as the chances of that happening were slim after all of the chemotherapy she underwent. 


Life could not have been going any better for Elizabeth when she went for a sonogram of baby #2 and had some bloodwork done.  She was told her bloodwork was abnormal and that's when she knew her AML was back. Again on Friday June 9, 2017 she was told by her Roswell doctor that it was back and they admitted her that same day, put in a central line and gave her blood immediately. As she was trying to process this, she nursed her baby for one of the very last times while the doctors tried to figure out a plan for her treatment. It is way more tricky this time because of her precious baby in her womb.


Meanwhile as the doctors were putting together a treatment plan, they set her up with a high risk pregnancy doctor at Women and Children's hospital of Buffalo. So she went on a fieldtrip there June 15th and was informed that her little guy was fully formed at 14 weeks, very strong and healthy. They agreed to work close with her Roswell doctors to get her and her baby the best and safest treatment and care as waiting for his arrival was not an option. After that visit, they began chemo that night at Roswell and it continued for a week straight. She finished up last Thursday night and since has been receiving blood and platelets as needed. Weston has a play yard and portable high chair at Roswell to help visits with Mom go smooth. Here they are enjoying some time together.




Throughout all of this, her life has spun completely out of her control. She went from being the best, devoted stay at home mommy she could, to sitting in her hospital bed and wondering who has her baby now and where he is as he is switched from person to person while mommy gets better in the hospital. She is still expected to be in Roswell for a few more weeks until she is healthy enough to be home. Meanwhile she still has medical bills from her previous cancer journey and now she is beginning to rack up many more. Please join Elizabeth and her boys in her fight against this terrible disease.

Donations

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  • Steve Wehling 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Kaitlyn M 
    • $20 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Rachael Tober 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Danielle Click 
Organizer
Grand Island, NY
Elizabeth Restey 
Beneficiary
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