No one Fights Alone - Brave Ave

On November 12, 2017, our lives drastically changed again.  Just when we thought this horrible disease passed and took various family members we felt we would be able to resume a normal life and finally breathe.  However, our sweet babygirl Averrie DeLaFuente was diagnosed with Neohroblastoma aka Kidney Cancer and even worse on her mom’s birthday.  During this time her grandpa, my husband was also in treatment for his incureable disease and in remission from Multiple Myrloma.  In 2004 my daughter was diagnosed with cancer and she is now in remission and just celebrated 20 years of life a few months ago.  Averrie was 4 years old at the time and showed absolutely no signs of this horrible disease.  It wasn’t until she fell when she developed a lump immediately on her right side.   After enduring radiation for weeks and chemotherapy for several months, numerous transfusions and hospitalizations, a scan revealed Averrie tumor came back.  Unfortunately the tumor returned in a location where it was inoperable, her stomach lymph nodes.  We immediately asked for a referral to UCSF for a second opinion.  On September 19,  2018, our lives and hearts were shattered.  The doctors informed my daughter that becaus Averrie’s tumor came back during treatment her chances of surviving even while on a new chemo were under 5%.  Mom wasn’t about to give up.  On September 24, 2018 Averrie commenced her first chemo treatment.   By September 27, 2018 her stomach was inflamed and she was vomiting.  Doctors at Children’s Hospital siezed treatment and immediately admitted Averrie for further testing.   Results to scan revealed fluid in her abdomen and the tumor continued to grow.   After discussing with mom the results and their recommendations mom decided to stop chemo and let Averrie enjoy the rest of her life as happy and comfortable as can be. Since chemo wasn’t working and she was declining, mom felt this was the best decision for Averrie.  A meeting with family was held on September 30, 2018, where we were all informed that Averrie has weeks to possibly months of life left before she will be carried to heaven.   Mom is a single parent raising 4 children on her own. Because of Averrie’s condition mom is not able to secure a job at this time as she wants to enjoy Averrie as long as she can.  At this time we are asking for donations of any amount for any expenses whether it be taking Averrie on an outing to enjoy life or when the time comes for end of life expenses.  I am trying to relieve my daughter of some of her financial stress and concentrate  and focus on Averrie.  Please find it in your heart to donate.  God bless you all!!!
  • Rebecca Russell 
    • 25 $ 
    • 35 mos
  • Rene Leni 
    • 100 $ 
    • 35 mos
  • Nancy Balboa 
    • 20 $ 
    • 35 mos
  • Jazzmine Apodaca  
    • 20 $ 
    • 35 mos
  • Christell Chaidez 
    • 20 $ 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer

Angelica Barrera-Villarreal 
Organizer
Selma, CA
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