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Karin “Kiki” Quinn WE LOVE YOU

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Raised by 425 people in 7 months
Created June 16, 2018
Team Kiki
Dear family and friends. My wife Jules and I are shocked and saddened utterly devastated to announce that our lives have been completely upended by the discovery of what looks to be stage 4 neuroblastoma in our amazing 15 month old daughter Karin Quinn aka “Kiki.”

Whether you call her Karin, Quinn, Kiki or Baby Q, the fact remains- she is amazing and uniquely fun, smart, and beautiful- our only daughter and the center of our world.

On June 14, Jules and Barbara Dockery took Quinn to her pediatrician to check out whether Baby’s cute pot belly was anything to worry about. He recommended an ultrasound to be sure.

She immediately underwent an ultrasound procedure at Tarzana Children’s Hospital which revealed a large mass on her liver. Julie and Quinn were transported via ambulance to UCLA for admission. Here we remain.

An MRI and CT scan revealed that Quinn has what appears to be a rare, aggressive and particularly lethal form of cancer known as neuroblastoma, an evil disease that lurks in healthy babies and then strikes.

In diagnosing this disease, Kiki underwent two biopsies, one on the mass itself (about the size of potato, located next to her liver), and another sample from her pelvic bone. They are anticipating that the cancer has spread to her bones. It will take more time to confirm this, but what is being discussed now is the reality of stage four neuroblastoma.

This is as bad as it gets. In our future is the entire spectrum of aggressive cancer treatments. Our precious baby will be subjected to Chemo, radiation, surgery, stem cells, and possibly be brought to the brink of death in order to heal from this terrible disease. No less than 3 lives are on the line.

The outpouring of support we’ve received from our friends and family is incredible. Many have asked what, if anything can be done to help.

First, hug your loved ones and be kind to them. Second, donate blood, if you can. Third, send healing thoughts, prayers, and good vibes to baby Quinn. We really really need to catch a lucky break.

Without prompting, Julie’s sister Crystal initiated this gofundme page in support of Kiki. We are NOT expecting donations but we understand that for many, donating to be a part of Quinn’s fund will feel like a concrete step on the road to recovery, and we are grateful for the support.

Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
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Update 40
Posted by Max Forward
1 day ago
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Today Kiki starts her second round of high dose chemo and stem cell transplant. It’s really hard going back knowing how hard the last round was but at least we were home for the holidays. Please send healing vibes our way over the next 30 days. Julie will be with her the entire time and I’ll visit in the mornings.
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Update 39
Posted by Max Forward
10 days ago
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The new year is off to a fun start- we’ve been to the zoo, had lots of visitors at home, gone on many hikes and watched our favorite movies hundreds of times.

We were originally scheduled to go back to CHLA for the 2nd stem cell transplant on Jan 3rd, but her oncologist has pushed it back to the 15th, to allow more healing for her little body. We are grateful for this temporary reprieve.

She is in great spirits and living every day to the fullest!
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Update 38
Posted by Max Forward
22 days ago
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Merry Christmas, everyone! Kiki is doing great, eating up a storm, and insists that Xmas lights have to be on all the time. Happy holidays!
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Update 37
Posted by Max Forward
27 days ago
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These days leading to Christmas we have continued to receive more support (and prezzies for Kiki!) than we could have ever anticipated! She’s wasting no time making new friends and eating up a storm and of course, watching her favorite Christmas movies again and again on repeat.
Despite all appearances, she’s got pretty low hemoglobins so yesterday she received a transfusion at CHLA- resulting in EXTRA ENERGY to fuel late-nite inspections of neighborhood Xmas light displays.
Our new friend tommy
We love staying up late for Xmas lights!
Getting some much needed time outdoors
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