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Help Milo Sanchez Defeat Cancer

$4,165 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 10 months
Created July 27, 2018
Team Milo
on behalf of Erin Sanchez
In October 2017, 3 month old Milo was diagnosed with Bilateral Retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. His mommy and daddy found the best doctors at Wills Eye Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. From October-March 2018, Milo's doctors had him undergoing chemotherapy treatments every four weeks. Milo also had EUA's (examination under anesthesia) to monitor the tumors located in both eyes.  During the EUAs Milo receives cyrotherapy and laser treatments to stabilize tumor growth. When not in Philadelphia, he receives weekly blood draws to monitor is blood counts. Furthermore Milo sees a Pediatric Ophthalmologist on a monthly basis to provide patching treatment to strengthen his vision.
An EUA in May 2018 uncovered 6 recurrences of the tumors. Unfortunately treatment requires a risky procedure known as Intral Arterial Chemotherapy (IAC).  A catheter is inserted through his groin, and travels to an artery to administer the chemotherapy directly to the eye. We are hopeful the IAC proves to be successful, however, it isi costly, and  has prolonged Erin's inability to go back to work as she must provide constant care for Milo and her family. Traveling to Pennsylvania on a monthly basis, along with the mounting medical bills have put an added strain on the Sanchez family. Please show your love and support by providing the family with a monetary donation. All donations are greatly appreciated, and will help cover both travel and medical expenses. 
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Milos battle against Retinoblastoma rages on. Today he received an IVC chemotherapy injection in his right eye. It will be the first of 6. His left eye, which is the better of the eyes, has one spot that keeps coming back. We are going to fly back to Philadelphia next week for what will be a long and hard week. His left eye will receive radiation plaque therapy. This procedure has a 98% chance it will kill the cancer spot. What's involved though, makes my heart ache for Milo. He will have a radiation cap inserted into his eye. He will have to keep a protective patch over this eye. They insert it on Thursday and remove it on Monday. This means that for those days we are confined to a hospital selected hotel room. He quite literally will be radioactive. He will also be limited to the vision of his right eye, his weaker eye. We have a few days to wrap our heads around this news. Enough time to plan what to pack to keep a 19 month old occupied in a hotel room for 4 whole days. I ask again for our prayer warriors to pray for our sweet boy. Any donations you are able to give will help us tremendously.
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Today's EUA uncovered some tumor seeding in both if Milos eyes. His doctors preformed cutting cryotherapy. Starting in February Milo will receive intral vitreous chemotherapy. He will receive these injections every 4 weeks for the next 5 months. We are going on 16 months of monthly travel to Philadelphia. As you can imagine we are sad and stressed Milo must undergo even more treatments. If you are able to donate we are extremely greatful.
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Milo received his first injection of intravenous chemotherapy today. We are hopeful it will clear out the seeding in his right eye. On Friday he will receive his 4th cycle of intral artieral chemotherapy. We thank you all for your continued support through this cancer journey.
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$4,165 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 10 months
Created July 27, 2018
Team Milo
on behalf of Erin Sanchez
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