Juliana and her twin sister, Carlie, are rare mono-mono twins. They came into the world in June 2018 and were 10 weeks premature. At 11 days old, Juliana developed necrotizing enterocolitis. She spent 3 months in the NICU and underwent several surgeries.
In Dec. of 2019, Ana’s 35 year old dad, Adam, passed away very suddenly of a CHD. Her mom, Stephanie, was a full time student at the time. Life got a little tricky, but Stephanie was determined to stay in school and make a better life for her, Juliana, Carlie and their older sister Emily.
In July of 2020, Juliana was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. She been through chemo, stem cell transplants, multiple surgeries (9 now in her 2 years of life) and radiation.
Unfortunately, we have reached the end of active, aggressive treatments. We have moved to comfort care on a flexible treatment plan that will hopefully give us as much time as possible with Ana without compromising her quality of life.
The purpose of this Go Fund Me is to ensure that the time Stephanie has left with her sweet girl is the absolute best it can be and that Stephanie has any/all the help she may need during this time back at home. This will primarily include an extra caregiver to step in where we all wish Adam could be standing. It will also be used to give Stephanie and her girls whatever financial, physical or emotional support they may need now and in the undoubtedly difficult days to come.
From the bottom of our hearts, my family thanks you for your endless support, encouragement and prayers.