Madeline (Christa & Carlton's daughter) has been diagnosed with a very rare genetic disorder, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN2B) which has progressed to an aggressive thyroid cancer, Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC). Both so rare, the NIH (National Institute of Health) in Washington DC contacted them to be a part of a study.
Time is of essence right now. She is expected to have surgery to remove her thyroid and possibly lymph nodes this month.
Christa is a loving teacher to many and will need to take time away from her students to focus on Madeline's health and well being. Funds generated through donations will allow her to focus on providing the best care for Madeline as medical, travel and care expenses arise.
Even though Christa & Carlton have two separate households, they are a very tight-knit family and always have been. They are 100% together on this journey.
From Christa: We’ve always known that she is one of a kind. ❤️ It will be a long journey these next couple months, but we are all remaining positive.❤️ Sweet M is handling things with so much strength. She loves the medical world and hopes to some day become a doctor. While she is nervous for her surgery, she has found comfort in a few positives of a hospital stay: being around doctors & nurses, enjoying visitors, and having breakfast in bed. There is power in numbers. We would love your thoughts and prayers. ❤️ Carlton is an integral part of this journey, and an amazing "daddy" to Madeline.
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