Background Note: I am a friend hosting this fundraiser on behalf of the family. All donations will go directly to the mother and father of Felicja.
Little Felicja is going to be 3 years old on July 19th. At only 13 months old she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. She fought for her beautiful little life with intense and painful Chemotherapy treatments and successfully beat her cancer.
Sadly, now just before her 3rd birthday, our worst fear - the cancer is back. She has a growth that has doubled in size in only a week and is having surgery to remove it. The surgical area is going to be expanded to remove more this time and doctors hope to put in the IVAD (port for chemotherapy) in at the same time. Once the tumor is removed the family waits for pathology tests to come back within a few days which will reveal more about the severity, type, etc. In the mean time Felicja will start a more aggressive chemotherapy treatment. This one will make her very sick, probably more than before, and its almost all inpatient treatment. The next step is for the parents to decide, depending on radiologists, if they want to do radiation... as it will be majorly life altering for her and her family.
The Outlook She will almost certainly lose her bladder and rectum (bowels) and have a bag for life and possibly, if they cant save them, her ovaries as well. On top of all this horrible news the family is being told that she will need to get internal radiation treatments that will impair her leg growth, meaning her legs will stop growing the moment they do radiation and she will be wheelchair bound for life. Of course, the family and all friends and anyone reading this is completely heartbroken but ready to fight with her!!!!!
Where Will The Money Go This GoFundMe is to help support the family with the following: ~ Medical costs - these details are confidential for the privacy of the family. ~Loss of income - assist with everyday bills such as mortgage, etc. ~Cost of traveling to and from hospital, parking, bills, etc. ~ And any other costs associated with this tragedy. There will certainly be more.
This situation is very urgent and Felicja's family will need to have all hands on deck. This is will be a huge financial burden to the family which has already struggled due to the first cancer diagnosis and treatments. No family, no child, deserves to suffer this way and on top if it all to have to deal with major financial stress.
Please find it in your hearts to help support this family through this extremely difficult and heartbreaking time. Thank you for all of your support and love.