Samarra Amelia Pirrong is my 9-year-old niece and goddaughter who was just diagnosed with a Wilms Tumor. Her cancer is stage 4. She will have chemotherapy treatments for 6 weeks to hopefully shrink the tumors. If this works, she will then have surgery to remove the tumors and her affected kidney. If it does not shrink the tumors, then they will consider radiation treatments.
She is a fighter, and she has the love, support, and strength of all of you.
This is going to be a long and challenging road for Sammy and her family. While they are blessed to have healthcare, they also now have added costs of driving to and from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia regularly and special medical needs. And what they really need is time to spend with this beautiful, amazing, little person. But since we can't raise "time", maybe we can raise funds so that if they have to miss days at work so they can be there for a medical treatment, they can; or so they can afford to order food when they are too tired and heartbroken to cook; or so they can have someone come clean the house so that Sam is in a germ-free environment during chemo without the expence of missing time with one of her parents who would be doing that cleaning; or so that they can hire a babysitter for Ben and Mara, Sam's siblings, so they can all have a minute to breath.
Thank you in advance for your consideration. Any donation would be so appreciated. How can you put into words the gratuitude you have when someone helps you to spend more time with your child, especially when you don't know what tomorrow could bring?
Please know that we are just as thankful for your prayers and support.
My relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for: I am Sammy's Aunt.
How the funds will be spent: On expenses incurred by the family while one parent is unable to work due to being the primary caretaker of the patient.
Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies: This account is directly connected to Sammy's own Bank Account.