Katelyn's Cancer Fund

$11,685 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 210 people in 12 months
My name is Amber and I'm here to tell ou about Joana (Jo). Jo became a friend of my moms back in 2006/2007 and helped my mother in a time of need (which I am forever greatful for) and has been a good friend of hers ever since. I am now trying to help her in a time of need. She is a single mom of four young children: Genesis (10), Katelyn (5), Joseph (1), & Luna (1 month). Very recently, she found out her young daughter Katelyn has stage 4 Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma brain cancer. 

Having just recently moved into a new home with no stove or fridgerator, giving birth to her fourth child just weeks ago, being a single mother to these babies and now to find out her baby girl has stage 4 brain cancer. I can't even imaine what she is going through. 

Her daughter Katelyn is currently being treated at the Children's Hosiptol in Los Angeles and will be undegoing chemotheropy. With this being a newer found cancer, their isn't a lot of treatment and research information on it. As a single mother with four children and limited income and state healthcare, she could use ALL of the help and prayers she can get.
Any money donated will go straight to Katelyn's medical treatments at the children's hospital and to helping her mother care for her other children and keeping a roof over their head.  Thank you everyone for your time, support, prayers, and love!
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Please keep Katelyns Smiles in your prayers we’ve entered a new level of symptoms once again. And may end up in the ER sometime tonight if I see I can’t assist her.May god have mercy on her
#Prayersforkatelynkin—- Update From Katelyn Mom Jo
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Another update Katelyn's mom added on her care--
Current update on Katelyn 01-09-2018
Right this moment my heart is full of the Holy Spirit. There’s no words no one can tell me or give me to fulfill this except for our lord. My heart is asking to be filled of gods presence and peace. As a mother I want so bad to give her the gift of health but only the one above with the most highest power can do such things. Katelyn is currently with no pain and has been sleeping most of the night. Her heart has been in the low 70s and oxygen levels are still high. Even though it’s not certain if it’s infection or disease progression the doctors have been great on top of giving her the meds to fight the infection she does show its present in her labs. Last night She was placed in the PICU to be observed over night due to her very low blood pressure readings but this morning it’s gone back to her normal more stable readings 82/66. And taken to the recovery floor upstairs. If there’s one thing I can ask for everyone to do is pray for a peaceful transition from this life to the next. I don’t worry about one thing because Katelyn trust that the next life is way better than this one. She knows that we all love her and will continue to love her throughout her very last breath when ever this comes. Only god knows the day and time and if by one given miracle this child is given an opportunity to live, as a mother I will continue to keep the promises I made throughout this beautiful time I’ve been given with Katelyn. So not for one moment will I stop praising the lord. He is the truth,the light and the love we all need in our life right now and always!
Thank you to everyone that has been with us in prayer and thought. We love and appreciate you all. Sending a great big hug to each of you for loving my family and brings us into your hearts as your very own family #prayersforkatelynkin #ibelieve #faith #prayers #glorytogod #stjoseph #holymary #prayforus #defeatdipg #healing #gratitude #jesusitrustinyou
#prayforkatelynkin
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An update on Katelyn (vis her mom): As scary and intense as things can get, God knows we all need to see them to be purified in the most real way. Thanks be to god her heart rate is at 114
Katelyn & her Sister :)
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For the last 3 weeks things have been going down hill for our @Katelynsmiles I imagined after her shunt placement she would see pain free days with minimal to no headache. But things have shifted in a different direction. Katelyn has been distant,daised and not showing any signs of improvement since the shunt was placed. Doctors cant find what it is. Various MRIs have gotten done and they all show the same progression from the one done 2 weeks (September 7 2017) Test after test, blood draws after blood draws. labs after labs and still no answers. So as a mother my instinct says to give katelyn a fighting chance and start treatments immediately in hopes to get ride of this progression and tumor. Im looking into a non traditional treatment that is not covered by insurance and comes at a great cost. Just to get our foot in the door its 30k and 17k a month after. Ive been very open about my thoughts and feelings throughout this journey since Katelyns diagnosis. For 6 wonderful months our family & loved ones have enjoyed her smile and adventures with minimal to no symtoms or hospital visits. (Which is not typical with most #DIPG children fighting this disease) we are very grateful to have enjoyed that time together. Now things have shifted and I do plan to do what it takes to save my daughters life. That is through a treatment that sadly isnt covered through any insurance. All treatments are out of pocket with the likeliness of continuous travel and doctor visits through out. Please help us by donating any amount your heart desires every penny will help get closer to our goal for this treatment to give her a fighting chance. Please help me by donating and re-posting as many times as possible.
Thank you so much! -- Katelyn's mom Joana
Follow her journey with hashtag
#prayersforkatelynkin
for updates on fb
@katelynsmiles
Paypal donations: please contact me
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Jo Sandoval
12 months ago
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Thank you everyone for your donations. Sending a warm hug your way from Katelyn and family, blessings to you all!

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Midder Cherry
1 month ago
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My prayers are with you. When I came across this I couldn't hesitate, I couldn't help but empathize. With a partner, I own a company which sells jewelry and what not, and now we are willing to donate 50% of all our sales to Katelyn's cancer fund. She will make it out alive and well with treatment, you have my word. Stay Strong - www.lyfe4all.com

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Linda Cornwell
1 month ago

so sad - adding this young one to my prayer list

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Jo Sandoval
1 month ago

Thank you for the help,prayers and comments. I appreciate it. katelyn is fighting hard and each day is a miracle that shes here with us. May the lord bless each and everyone of you for your charity,prayers and donations to my family.

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$11,685 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 210 people in 12 months
Created February 21, 2017
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Peter Asiaf
26 days ago

May God bless your daughter and her family.

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26 days ago
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Christian Ramirez
28 days ago

Don’t know you but that broke my heart I know it’s not much sorry! god bless and I’ll be praying for sure !

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Evelyn Diaz
29 days ago

My our father God give u the strength to get better... miracles happen everyday!

Jo Sandoval
12 months ago
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Thank you everyone for your donations. Sending a warm hug your way from Katelyn and family, blessings to you all!

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Midder Cherry
1 month ago
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My prayers are with you. When I came across this I couldn't hesitate, I couldn't help but empathize. With a partner, I own a company which sells jewelry and what not, and now we are willing to donate 50% of all our sales to Katelyn's cancer fund. She will make it out alive and well with treatment, you have my word. Stay Strong - www.lyfe4all.com

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Linda Cornwell
1 month ago

so sad - adding this young one to my prayer list

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Jo Sandoval
1 month ago

Thank you for the help,prayers and comments. I appreciate it. katelyn is fighting hard and each day is a miracle that shes here with us. May the lord bless each and everyone of you for your charity,prayers and donations to my family.

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