Doyle Family Fund

Brandon, Lauren, and Mason Doyle welcomed sweet baby Sloane into their family on October 31, 2019. Just prior to discharge the following day, routine newborn testing revealed that Sloane had some undiagnosed congenital heart defects. She was rushed via ambulance to the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital and needed open heart surgery when she was just 5 days old. Sloane was diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta, pulmonary hypertension, as well as a few vessel abnormalities. With continued medications and oxygen therapy, she was able to go home when she was 3 weeks old.

Amongst all of this, Lauren had emergency abdominal surgery on November 17th to remove an abdominal mass that she found soon after Sloane was born. Although the tumor looked benign on initial exam and tests, the final pathology showed cancer: leiomyosarcoma. This is a very rare type of soft tissue cancer, and was located within a fibroid that was detached from the ovaries and uterus (even rarer).

Fortunately, Lauren’s surgery and further imaging showed no signs of metastatic cancer. However, since this type of cancer can be unpredictable and aggressive, the oncology team has recommended a round of chemotherapy to kill any potential microscopic cancer cells that may have been left behind after the surgery. Following 4 cycles of chemo, repeat imaging will be done to make sure no new masses have developed.

Both Sloane and Lauren continue to grow stronger each day since coming home after their surgeries. Sloane is off oxygen now but has to take medications four times daily and needs close follow-up with her cardiologist. She will also need a consult and probable serial imaging with a pediatric oncologist to make sure that the cancer did not spread to her during pregnancy. Lauren will begin her chemo on December 27th.

With Lauren unable to go back to work for the foreseeable future, and because, unfortunately, insurance does not cover everything, they could use your help. In addition to this GoFundMe account, we have set up an account at US Bank where donations can be made. Please direct them to: Lauren M. Doyle Benefit account.

Your prayers and support are all so much appreciated! The family is extremely grateful to everyone for your ongoing assistance and outpouring of love!

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $800 
    • 29 d
  • Jennifer Kelner 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Elizabeth Howell 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jessica Skinner 
Organizer
Anoka, MN
Lauren Doyle 
Beneficiary

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