Help fund Gianna's Treatment

$63,475 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 980 people in 24 months
Savannah Tapia
on behalf of Lizette Hurtado
 TUCSON, AZ
Gianna Sophia Hurtado was diagnosed days ago with DIPG. The brain tumor is a monster that attacks very quickly and is inoperable nor does it respond to chemo. Gianna's only chance is a clinical trial not covered by insurance. Please help this 4 year old girl with any donations! She has a little sister and a loving family who want desperately to save her.
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This is our last and final update. I apologize for the time it took but it by far, is the most difficult. Gianna passed away 1/4/17 in the emergency room. She had just turned 5 years old two months ago. Her fight lasted almost 8 months exactly. To some she is just another DIPG statistic but she was our whole world, and the light of each day. It was the hardest decision I have ever faced in my life, and the hardest words I will ever speak, “just let her go.” Countless ER staff tried so hard to stabilize her and get her oxygen levels back up, but it just never happened. And as they worked, I sang her a song that she once told me was so special to her. For a little while, her levels improved and we hoped they would be able to take her back for a CT scan. That never happened. Her levels dropped again and I was told that even if she made it, there would be brain damage. Not for one second did I ever think this was it.
I just want to thank each and every one of you that has donated and prayed for my family. Without you, we would not have been able to get Gianna the medical treatments we did. Because of you she saw doctors in Tucson, Phoenix, California, multiple in Mexico, Germany, and a consultation in London. Not to mention all of the alternative medication. Any donations will be paying off her final medical expenses and funeral costs. Any leftover funds will go towards Gianna’s Force of Hope-a foundation to honor Gianna, assist other families in dealing with DIPG, and hopefully one day to help fund research!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for everything!
#remembergianna #giannathewarriorprincess #dipgawareness
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On behalf of Gianna's parents Id like to thank you all for your continued support! Lizette & Joe will be forever greatful for your generosity. Gianna has completed her radiation and her last MRI showed no shrinkage in the tumor. Lizette has been in contact with a doctor in New York who has requested another MRI in a couple of weeks. The results will be overnighted to him and Lizette & Joe will wait to see if Gianna gets accepted into the treatment program. Timing is everything in these programs. If she is denied their next step will be to continue treatment in Germany. Thank you all and God bless!
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I spoke with Lizette last night and she wanted me to express her sincere gratitude for all the donations that everyone has given! She is blown away by your support!! Gianna is in good spirits and is not in any pain at the moment. In order for her to be accepted into any clinical trial she must first complete a round of radiation therapy and that is most likely going to start next week. Let's keep up the momentum and make sure that money is the least of their worries! Thank you and please continue to share the link!
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Lynn Jones Roberts
24 months ago

I read the story in the Arizona Daily Star today about Gianna. I had also read about a doctor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Dr. Souwedaine, who has done experimental work with DIPG and has had some success. I just wanted to pass that information on and I hope you find a cure for Gianna.

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Monica Clinch Lomeli
24 months ago
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It is amazing to see all these people coming together to help Gianna. From friends and family, the entire community of Douglas, AZ, the Law Enforcement community all over the country, to total strangers that have felt compassion for our princess. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! May God bless you all.

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Jannette Vildosola
24 months ago
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Without doubt God is already working his miracle! :)

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Terry Grijalva Rojas
24 months ago
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Thank you all for your support and prayers. #GiannaSophiaStrong

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Norma Lomeli Nerio
24 months ago
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Thank you for coming together for Gianna!

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Boma Mallamo
24 months ago
3
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She is only 4 years old. Please help with any dollar amount you can.

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Jacob Perez
11 months ago

Please consider donating to my GoFundMe. It would mean the absolute world. "A surprise Trip for my girlfriend"

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Vanessa Ibarra
16 months ago

Has medical cannabis been thought about to shrink or stunt the growth of tumors? Just trying to help. Prayers and love are being sent to your family.

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Maude Frisby-Karl
22 months ago

This past week I had the great pleasure of meeting this beautiful, lovely little girl and her family. Gianna you are the strongest little girl I have ever met. I pray for a complete healing, in the name of Jesus. A wonderful miracle is coming your way.. You are so loved beautiful! God bless you and your family.

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Jasmine Yanez Rendon
23 months ago

Fight the good fight baby girl! Much love from Rendon Family

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Paige Brunsting
5 months ago

Keep fighting little angel

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Anonymous
16 months ago
SL
$100
Steffi Lorimor
16 months ago
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We are sending our heartfelt condolences, love and prayers The Lorimor family

RH
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Richard Hamel
16 months ago

I'm so sorry.

$50
Sarah Parmar
16 months ago

Praying and thinking of you, Lizette.

Lynn Jones Roberts
24 months ago

I read the story in the Arizona Daily Star today about Gianna. I had also read about a doctor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Dr. Souwedaine, who has done experimental work with DIPG and has had some success. I just wanted to pass that information on and I hope you find a cure for Gianna.

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Monica Clinch Lomeli
24 months ago
9
9

It is amazing to see all these people coming together to help Gianna. From friends and family, the entire community of Douglas, AZ, the Law Enforcement community all over the country, to total strangers that have felt compassion for our princess. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! May God bless you all.

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Jannette Vildosola
24 months ago
6
6

Without doubt God is already working his miracle! :)

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Terry Grijalva Rojas
24 months ago
6
6

Thank you all for your support and prayers. #GiannaSophiaStrong

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Norma Lomeli Nerio
24 months ago
3
3

Thank you for coming together for Gianna!

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Boma Mallamo
24 months ago
3
3

She is only 4 years old. Please help with any dollar amount you can.

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Jacob Perez
11 months ago

Please consider donating to my GoFundMe. It would mean the absolute world. "A surprise Trip for my girlfriend"

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Vanessa Ibarra
16 months ago

Has medical cannabis been thought about to shrink or stunt the growth of tumors? Just trying to help. Prayers and love are being sent to your family.

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Maude Frisby-Karl
22 months ago

This past week I had the great pleasure of meeting this beautiful, lovely little girl and her family. Gianna you are the strongest little girl I have ever met. I pray for a complete healing, in the name of Jesus. A wonderful miracle is coming your way.. You are so loved beautiful! God bless you and your family.

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Jasmine Yanez Rendon
23 months ago

Fight the good fight baby girl! Much love from Rendon Family

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