Soon after his birth she underwent radiation therapy. At this point, it seemed that Ariane was in remission and ready to enjoy her beautiful family and her road toward a full recovery.
Unfortunately in July 2017, Ariane inexplicably began to lose her ability to walk and started suffering from excruciating daily pain.
In August 2017, our world came crashing back down as doctors diagnosed a relapse of her brain cancer. Ariane's brain tumor has metastasized down her spine.
She has two large tumors on her middle spine behind her heart and lungs and many small tumors in her lower back.
This has robbed her of her ability to walk or stand unassisted. She is completely unable to care for herself or her children independently at this point and requires the 24-hour assistance of her fiance for basic needs like eating and bathing.
As such, he is only able to work very short shifts, resulting in a major loss of income for the family while they are already drowning in medical expenses.
Ariane's a warrior and an incredibly devoted mother. She is battling hard to beat this cancer and get back to her three sweet babies but there's a long road ahead of her.
Besides the every day expenses of housing, feeding and clothing a family of five- Ariane has just completed two rounds of radiation and two rounds of chemo therapy at a cost of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket.
She is receiving physical and occupational therapy, requires assistive equipment such as a wheelchair, walker and shower chair and has recurrent pharmacy expenses.
The next step for her will be stem cell surgery and likely another intense round of chemotherapy. This life-saving treatment comes at an extremely high cost while Ariane's only source of income is her small disability benefits.
Even through this hell that she is living, Ariane's focus and concern remains her children and making sure that they have everything that they need. Na'Kai (age 8), Kailah (age 7) and baby Kairo are amazing children with incredible, resilient spirits.
They bring so much joy to those of us around them on a daily basis even while they go through this experience that most of us couldn't even imagine- being without their mother for long periods of time and witnessing her suffering when she is with them.
All of us that love Ariane want her to be able to focus all of her energy and efforts on her healing and regaining her abilities. She shouldn't have to fight for her life and worry about where her children's next meal is going to come from at the same time.
With the holidays coming up, we know that everyone is watching their budget and if you aren't in a place where you can donate, please just say a prayer for Ariane and her family. But, if you can, please help this family through their incredibly difficult time in any way that you can.
*all donations go straight to the family for aid and assistance*
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