Help Kate Beat Cancer!

$9,110 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 40 months
Daniel Miguel
on behalf of Kate Miguel
 VENTURA, CA
On July 22, 2014 Kate (13) was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a type of childhood brain cancer that begins when normal cells in the brain change and grow uncontrollably forming a malignant tumor. The next day she underwent surgery to remove the malignant tumor. Medulloblastoma is a very aggressive and fast spreading form of cancer.

Since November 2014, Kate has begun her fight  and continues to undergo weekly chemotherapy treatments to prevent any chances of the tumor coming back. 

Throughout this process Kate has lost most motor skills and speech. She has gone to speech therapy and has improved her speech, going from not being able to speak to being able to form sentences. She has also attended physical therapy and occupational therapy and is continuing to progress.

We are asking you to join and support Kate in her fight against childhood cancer. Your donations will help Kate with all her medical needs and support to beat the cancer.
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It has been 3 years since Kate was originally diagnosed with Medulloblastoma (cancerous brain tumor). Since her diagnosis is 2014, Kate has overcome surgery, vast amounts of chemotherapy, radiation and physical/occupational therapy. As of August 2016, the cancer has returned and now Kate has a total of 2 brain tumors in her brain. Kate and her family were informed that surgery to remove the brain tumors is no longer a possibility; this is due to potential brain damage and trauma the surgery can cause.
As a last resort, Kate and her family agreed to undergo a research trial, where Kate would undergo a stem cell transplant in order to create a possible vaccine to eliminate the tumors. On December 13, 2016, Kate began her trial and underwent her first round of intense chemotherapy. Unfortunately, Kate had a negative reaction to the chemo and began to have chemo-induced seizures. These seizures left Kate in an unresponsive coma for 17 days. Kate was held in ICU until she was transferred to Woodland Hills to proceed with her chemotherapy.
Due to the severity of the seizures Kate experienced significant brain damage; this has set her back further from her previous progress. Kate completed the remaining rounds of chemo and as of May 8th, 2017 was transferred to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Kate is receiving her vaccine, as well as participating in physical and occupational therapy. Kate is relearning all her basic functions such as eating, walking, and communicating. Kate has not been home since December 13th of 2016 and continues to fight for her life every day.
We are asking you to join in supporting Kate with in her fight against childhood cancer. Your donations will help Kate with all of her increasing medical needs.
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$9,110 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 40 months
Created March 16, 2015
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$35
Anonymous
11 months ago
$100
Anonymous
11 months ago
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$200
David & Wilhelmina Stoll
11 months ago

Our Prayers are with you.

$30
Anonymous
12 months ago
$100
Anonymous
12 months ago
$200
Esther Rangel Wokvish
12 months ago

God bless you sweetie, this may not be much but I hope it help. I sponsored a young girl like you about three years ago. So I'm very willing to help children fight so stay strong god is with you.

AN
$100
Art & Evan Navarro
12 months ago

Love and God's Blessings to you mija Kate Miguel. We know you are strong in our Faith and you're a Fighter! Stay Strong!

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