Hannah Hurd Medical Expenses

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Raised by 267 people in 50 months
Farrah took Hannah, 10 years  old, to the ER on Tuesday because she had not been feeling well for a couple of days.  They performed an MRI to rule out certain things.  What they found was a 4-5 cm tumor in the center of her brain.  They were transferred to PHS Main downtown for further  tests.  When they arrived, they quickly learned that they were  going to be sent to Denver ASAP.  Hannah, along with Neil and Farrah, left Albuquerque Wednesday morning via Med Flight service to Denver and were admitted to Children's Hospital of Colorado.  They met with  the Neurosurgery team about the next steps.  Her tumor is not in the easiest of locations to get to and there are a lot of things that need to be checked before surgery can be attempted.  Surgery is the only way to figure out what kind of tumor Hannah has.  Surgery will likely be early next week.  After surgery, the Oncology team will be able to get more involved with the next steps in treatment.  They don't know how long they'll be in Denver.  Neil and Farrah's other children are being cared for back home.   We're asking for your generosity and help for Farrah and Neil and their children to help with the costs of them being in Denver  and still maintaining their home in Rio Rancho.  They greatly appreciate the outpouring of love and support that they're receiving.
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Update on Hannah! This past Wednesday was quite a day for Hannah and her family. Hannah was discharged from the hospital and, for the first time in almost 4 weeks, they were able to sleep under the same roof! YAY!!! The Hurd Family has secured a "home" for the duration of Hannah's radiation treatments and will be able to stay there as a family! Thanks to many kind people and their donations, Brent's Place operates as a home-away-from-home for patients who are in situations similar to Hannah's. The Hurds have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with a kitchen, living area and balcony.
Hannah received her first radiation treatment on Thursday afternoon and all went well, only lasting about 15 minutes. For the remainder of the 6 week treatment period, Hannah will receive her treatment in the morning and will have "school," ot and pt 2 times a week.
There's a laundry list of long term side effects that the doctors will be watching for. As for short term side effects, Hannah is expected to experience nausea (which she's already taking meds to prevent) and fatigue.
Depending on how Hannah is feeling, there may be some trips back to Rio Rancho during the treatment period.
The whole family would like to, once again, extend their deepest and continued Thanks to all who are supporting them!
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So, for those who haven't heard, last night brought great news to Hannah and her family! After reviewing a last-minute MRI, the doctors decided that there wasn't as much of the tumor left as previously thought! The doctors decided on NO SECOND SURGERY!!! Praise the Lord!
Hannah's rehab will continue and she is working hard! She's taken steps on her own and is working to regain her strength and coordination. She had a lot of fun including her brother, Jason, and friend, Rylee, in her therapy sessions last weekend. She also really enjoyed beating Jason at a game of CandyLand! She's continuing rehab with occupational therapists and speech therapists daily.
She will start radiation treatments in the near future (possibly two weeks from now) and will remain in Denver for the duration of the treatments (6 weeks).
The family was quite happy with the news they received yesterday and have no doubt that it was due to the unending prayers that are being said for them! They continue to be extremely appreciative for all of the support family, friends and even strangers are sending their way.
Their journey is not over yet and they'll need continued support as Hannah undergoes her treatments. Farrah and Neil haven't made any concrete decisions about their living options in Denver because still lots of unknowns. Please continue to share their story and keep them in your prayers as they take the next step. Love to all from Farrah, Neil, Hannah, Jason and Delilah
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Update from Thursday, May 7 - Farrah and Neil got the results from pathology late in the day yesterday. They have determined that the tumor Hannah has is a Polymorphic xanthoastrocytoma WHO, also known as PXA and is a grade 2 tumor (on a scale from 1-4, where 4 is very aggressive and not responsive to treatment). Hannah's tumor is not too aggressive and can be treated with radiation. Hannah will have to undergo another brain surgery to get more of the tumor out and it is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 14. Following the surgery, Hannah will start radiation treatments and they will last for 6 weeks. The exactness of the timeline is still not known.
Hannah is working hard in therapy. She is sitting up more and more and is able to use a wheelchair to go on journeys outside of her room. She walked down the hall with assistance yesterday.
Farrah and Neil have no idea how long they will remain at the hospital and their plans for after discharge are still unknown.
Please continue to pray for the Hurds as they struggle to make plans where there is still so much unknown. Please accept their deepest Thanks as they remain completely overwhelmed with the outpouring of support that they're receiving.
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Hannah got her MRI done a little earlier than expected today. The results indicate that the doctor was not able to remove the whole tumor, but was able to get the majority of it. There is no bleeding or excess fluid in the brain. Hannah will be moved back to the neurology floor this evening. They're still have several more days until they'll get the results from pathology.
Hannah continues to move arms, legs, fingers, etc and follows directions. She's opening her eyes more often and is enjoying listening to Taylor Swift as she's resting.
Please continue your prayers and support for the Hurds, as they still have many unknowns ahead.
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Raised by 267 people in 50 months
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48 months ago

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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Our best wish to Hannah and her family! May her treatments be effective and long lasting!

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Good luck to Hannah and her family.

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