Alicia's Army

Alicia was just diagnosed with a brain tumor called a meningioma. She underwent an extensive 12 hour surgery mid March to remove it at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The entire tumor was unable to be removed because it is very close to vital nerves. She will require radiation therapy and extensive rehabilitation. Alicia has already suffered some loss of her vision and hearing due to the tumor. 

The neurosurgeon at Jefferson told Alicia that it is unusual to see such an aggressive tumor in a women of her age. In true Alicia fashion, she has donated her tumor to the neuroscience department at Jefferson to promote further research and new treatments for this type of tumor.28629468_15220229160_r.jpeg


Alicia is a beautiful soul and one of the kindest, most selfless individuals. She is the kind of gal that would honestly give you the shirt off her back, if you needed it. 

She has a 12 year old son, Dominic, who is the center of her world. She has worked hard to provide for him financially and worked equally hard to be a positive role model and raised him on her own.  Not too long along, Alicia met this wonderful guy named Andy.  Andy and Alicia are engaged to be married, but have had to postpone the wedding due to her current medical condition.

This go fund me is to help Alicia pay for her unexpected medical expenses and help support her and her son. Alicia may be unable to work for several months and this will alleviate the additional stress of worrying about her finances so that she can focus on her recovery.28629468_15220229490_r.jpeg28629468_15220229730_r.jpeg

Donations

 See top
  • Erika Skokan 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Mary McGoldrick 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Peggy Siravo 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Gail Harrington 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Andrea Bratic Pirritano 
Organizer
Lower Moreland Township, PA
Alicia Oswald 
Beneficiary
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more