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Gina Romano Medical Fund

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Raised by 278 people in 10 months
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Gina was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), which is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood.  ALL progresses rapidly without effective treatment, and it does not have a clear cause.  Gina is currently admitted at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan and will undergo treatment for the next eight months.

Like any complex disease, ALL comes with medically related complications.  Gina has already experienced a stroke, leading to vision disturbance and short-term memory loss.  She has already received transfusions, blood separation and cleaning procedures, and several treatments of chemotherapy.  She continues to undergo extensive testing in order to determine the extent of the disease and assess the associated problems.  ALL presents social and psychological challenges for the sufferer and all those who care for her.  Probably one of the greatest challenges lies in maintaining a healthy outlook and above all else, hope.  Finally, diseases like ALL present financial challenges (e.g., medical expenses, meals, travel, loss of pay and, eventually, home care). 

Our family remains hopeful and we humbly ask for your support with any or all of the aforesaid trials and tribulations.  Many friends and family have reached out to us, asking how they can help.  Eventually, Gina should be able to receive visitors, but not at this time, as her immune system is significantly compromised.  In the meantime, your donations would dramatically improve quality of life for the next several months for Gina, her husband Tony, and her two children—Meadow and Max.  No gift would be too small and all will go towards the abovementioned expenses.  Thank you in advance for your friendship and love.


Submitted and fund managed by Frank Romano (brother of Gina Romano) on behalf of sister Lisa, father Frank, husband Tony, and children Max and Meadow.
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TO MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, AND ACQUAINTANCES:

I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone who prayed for my recovery, visited me when I was in the hospital and home, donated to my Leukemia fund, called me, sent a card, meal, or gift and/or reached out to my family or me in any way. I was very sick, and at first, because of the two strokes due to the Leukemia, I had no idea what was happening. But when I recently sat down and went through everything, it was so uplifting and I felt beyond appreciative and wanted you all to know it.

I truly have so many great family members and friends! Thank you so much!! I am beyond grateful to you all! I am going back to work next week and will continue chemotherapy treatments once a month for two years. But the Leukemia is now in remission, and all tests show no cancer cells as of today. Thank you all again!!!

With warmest regards,
Gina and Family XO
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As we complete this first major lap around the treatment track, we send continued thanks to all those who have donated in an effort to get us closer to our goal. Thank you to those who have posted special messages and/or shared the GoFundMe page via social media in support of our campaign to help Gina and her family. Thank you to those who continue to extend thoughtful gestures. Your actions, whether spontaneous or coordinated, continue to help with maintaining stability and normalcy for Gina's family.

After seven longer-term monthly hospital stays, fourteen lumbar punctures, three bone marrow biopsies, and countless outpatient treatments and transfusions, Gina will be readmitted next week for her final of eight longer-term inpatient stays at New Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. This marks the completion of the first line of defense against Leukemia, Type B-ALL. Barring complications and with prayers for a successful Round Eight, she’ll be released in mid-March and then begin to plan for two years of maintenance chemotherapy. Needless to say, it has been a long haul thus far, but we all remain hopeful that this initial course will yield the desired results. Gina also remains hopeful as we continue to support her in her battle against a most dreadful disease.

Please continue to spread the word. Gina, Tony, Max and Meadow still have a long road ahead of them and they need our ongoing support. Thank you.
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It has been just over three months since Gina’s initial diagnosis. As you know from past updates, the road has been rocky but filled with inspiration and hope. Gina re-entered New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center today for her fourth of eight scheduled rounds of chemotherapy. The familiarity is bittersweet.

During these past few months, 261 donations from friends and family have brought us three quarters of the way to our goal for the Gina Romano Medical Fund. Thank you again to all those who have donated, posted special messages, and/or shared the GoFundMe page via social media in support of our campaign to help Gina and her family.

Thank you to those who continue to extend thoughtful gestures such as providing meals, offering rides, or simply dropping a line. Your actions, whether spontaneous or coordinated, contribute to maintaining stability and normalcy for Gina's family.

Please continue to spread the word, as all of the above provide priceless inspiration for Gina, Tony, Max and Meadow.
50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON OCTOBER 7TH
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Having just completed her fourth lumbar puncture and second bone marrow biopsy during these past two weeks, Gina has been readmitted for her third of eight longer-term inpatient stays at New Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. Barring any complications and with the hopes of a successful Round Three, she’ll be released on time to celebrate her 50th birthday. Needless to say, her perspective on turning 50 has changed quite dramatically, but she and our family remain hopeful as we continue to support her in her battle against Leukemia.

Continued thanks to all those who have donated, posted special messages, and/or shared the GoFundMe page via social media in support of our campaign to help Gina and her family. We are on our way to crossing the three-quarter mark to our goal. Thank you to those who continue to extend thoughtful gestures such as but not limited to providing meals, offering rides, or simply dropping a line. Your actions, whether spontaneous or coordinated, continue to help with maintaining stability and normalcy for Gina's family.

Please continue to spread the word, as all of the above provide priceless inspiration for Gina, Tony, Max and Meadow. Please join us in wishing Gina a Happy Birthday on October 7. Thank you.
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