The Vaillancourt Family

Kim (maiden name Eisenhauer) and Phil Vaillancourt were always meant to do great things, their two biological children stole their hearts, and nothing was different nearly three years ago when they started the adoption process of three sisters. Despite the hectic life of raising five kids, everyone around them watched as their eyes filled with excitement when they found out they were expecting a baby boy in May 2016. On December 25, 2015, just two days after they officially adopted the three girls, Kim woke up with a terrible migraine. Kim's pain tolerance is so high she didn't think anything of it, but non of her favorite Christmas treats were appetizing, really nothing was other than sleep. Two days later, when it only got worse, Kim asked Phil to take her to the hospital. Kim is tough, so when she asks to go to the hospital something is wrong. Hours later, they were given heart breaking news, Kim had two brain tumors, one on the frontal left lobe, and one on the stem of the brain. If she was not pregnant they would have operated immediately, because of the location on the brain stem. But because of baby Vaillancourt the doctor wanted to put her on steroids for 24 hours before removing both tumors.

The surgery was successful and both tumors were removed and sent to pathology. Although we do not have official results from the biopsies (expected next week), the Vaillancourt family (single family income) will have a long road ahead. With regular doctors visits, prescription medication, and every day household expenses for the family.

Please consider any donation to assist the family in their time of need. Thank you and God Bless!
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    • 28 mos
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    • $100 
    • 28 mos
  • Franny Antoniadis 
    • $25 
    • 28 mos
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    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jenna Koch 
Tonawanda, NY
Phil Vaillancourt 
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