Mother and Daughter NeedingYour Prayers

My name is Catherine Donimari. I would like to share a story with you about a wonderful mom and daughter team that are facing some challenging times.
I met Jake, Brittany and Peyton in February of 2019 when they became customers of mine. I learned that in October of 2018, their daughter Peyton had just been diagnosed with Adrenal Cancer. After several months of intense treatment, she went into remission and I was blessed to be able to be a part of her Gong ceremony celebration at the children's hospital.

Peyton has had numerous scans since her remission that came back clear. Unfortunately, on her last scan they discovered one large tumor on her adrenal gland, 3 tumors in one lung, 2 on the other lung and 2 on her hip bone. St. Judes was able to take her in immediately and she has since had surgeries to remove all tumors. On her way  to a chest x-ray to confirm her lungs inflated properly, Peyton had stated she was feeling weird. They ran into a friend of hers who noticed one of her pupils was abnormally large and the other was very small. They took her for an MRI immediately and discovered 3 more tumors on her brain. One very small one, the second 1 cm and the third 2.5 cm, which is the tumor that is pushing on her optic nerve. They are no longer able to continue treatment at St Judes. They have headed home and are currently working with her oncologist in hopes for an effective treatment. 

It gets worse...

In the midst of all of this, Peyton's mom Brittany was not able to be with her daughter during this unimaginable time. She was informed herself that she has breast cancer will be having a double mastectomy on October 17th.

This is an incredible family that I would love to help in any way possible. If you are not in a place to donate, please keep them in your prayers. Thank you for taking the time to read this and please continue to share their story.

10/14-Latest Update from Jake Gonzales:

PLEASE HELP US AND SHARE THIS POST!!!

Peyton’s health insurance is denying her the treatment recomended by all of the top oncologist at St Judes. They are saying there haven’t been enough studies done on it specifically for ACC. I talked to the father of the 16yr old boy that had this treatment and he said his insurance wouldn’t cover it either. His son had ACC surgery, did EDP-M chemo and had a reoccurrence a year out of treatment. He ended up with 14 tumors in his lungs... This is almost exactly what Peyton has been through.

We reached out to the hospital where his son had this treatment, but there are no open studies for it at the moment. That is the only way we could possibly have the hospital cover the medication costs. The father of the boy told us the treatments cost around $75k each and she would need 3, most likely.

She is on Arizona Complete Health complete care plan. If anyone knows anyone that can help or has any ideas please let us know. Time is so important as the tumors she had in her brain grew from nothing to a substantial size in just a few weeks. We are a week out from her last MRI, and have no idea what’s grown since then. The tumors in her right lung, spine and hip bone haven’t been scanned in 4 weeks as well. If we do nothing things may progress very fast

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CATHERINE DONIMARI 
Organizer
Phoenix, AZ
Colleen Donimari 
Team member
Jennifer Monger 
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