Zion the Lion vs Cancer

Zion the Lion vs. Cancer

My name is Liza Baltazar, the mother of Zion Pin. We are from San Jose, California. Zion was born on October 2, 2017, Zion is the youngest of three. As a 16 month old child, he is active with a contagious laugh and so much personality. He loves shooting and playing with basketballs. Unfortunately, on February 5th I realized that his behavior was different and strange. After various visits to the hospital and multiple tests, doctors diagnosed Zion with Childhood Cancer called Neuroblastoma  7-10% of childhood cancer is caused by Neuroblastoma with 800 new cases of diagnoses yearly.

Doctors found various tumors hidden behind Zion’s stomach and very close to his spine. Zion’s symptoms included loss of mobility, rotating eye movements, sudden muscle jerks and frequent shakes. Zion was rushed to emergency surgery in order and alleviate some of the pressure on his spine enabling him to regain mobility.

On February 21st, Zion received his first round of chemotherapy and while he was brave and did amazing, he’s a 16 month old child who’s endured so much within the last two weeks. As we begin to prepare him for his next round of chemotherapy (March 13th), we are also preparing for the long journey ahead of us.

As you can imagine, we are shocked and while we are pulling ourselves together, the wellbeing of Zion is our number one priority. While this cancer is treatable, it requires 24/7 care, continued medical visits and treatment. In addition to our daily funds, lifestyle and care taking care of our other two kids (ages 13 and 11), Baby Zion’s road to recovery comes with financial strain.

This GoFundMe page is in honor of Zion's health and support for our family to ensure that he receives all of the support he can possibly need. This money for our campaign will help us with some expenses for Zion's medical bills, helps with our daily and monthly expenses and to keep our other two children in school. I have no income at the moment while I'm on Family Leave of Absence as we are not sure how long Zion's recovery will take. With your kindness and love, we can make sure that Zion receives the treatments he needs, the 24/7 care that is required. No contribution is too small, anything is welcomed with open arms. Please also share this page with anyone who’d be kind enough to support our family.

Most importantly, nothing is greater than the power of prayer. We ask that you please keep Zion in your prayers as we start this journey together.

Donations (186)

See top
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Stephanie Wissinger
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 4 yrs
  • Jennifer Hayes
    • $20 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
See all

Fundraising team (3)

ZionLion Pin
Raised $5,325 from 73 donations
San Jose, CA
Mona Baltazar
Team member
Raised $1,800 from 32 donations
Justice Yap
Team member
Raised $120 from 2 donations
This team raised $9,050 from 79 other donations.

Your easy, powerful, and trusted home for help

  • Easy

    Donate quickly and easily.

  • Powerful

    Send help right to the people and causes you care about.

  • Trusted

    Your donation is protected by the  GoFundMe Giving Guarantee.