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Marquia's Fight for Life

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Raised by 94 people in 22 months
Marquia is a beautiful 13 year girl that is autistic and fighting for her life due to Stage 4 - Nephroblastoma (form of cancer).... 
 
Last week she underwent major surgery after being taken to St. Luke's ER for abdominal pain and loss of appetite.  They found she had a large tumor on her stomach and had her immediately transferred to St. Christopher's Children's Hospital in Philly.  It is there, she underwent a major 4-hour operation to remove the tumor found.  They were advised that they were able to remove the tumor completely from her stomach, however it had spread to both of her lungs.  The risks of removing it from her lungs are fair greater than the treatment.  If that wasn't enough, they were advised that she was diagnosed with Wilms' Tumor / Nephroblastoma at Stage 4 with a 50% chance with Chemo & Radiation. 
 
Marquia must now start the fight for her life with the support of her loving family with aggressive treatments for the next year or more.  With that said ..... 
  
The family has one primary income, which is provided by her mother Lulu.  With her Stepmother Mallorie as her caregiver.  Lulu is currently on FMLA, however that's limited to only guaranteeing her a position to come back to without compensation.  The income will be limited especially when needing to be home with Marquia.  Which will be off and on for the next year of treatment.  The family has a total of 6 children between the both of them that need their care as well.  This journey will be tough on all of them. 
Please help spread the word and raise money for Marquia's fight for life.  Uniting to alleviate the financial strain of the medical & misc. expenses that will be incurred due to treatment's & Lulu's FMLA leave.   
 
The road ahead will be hell on wheels but they are ready to fight for their baby girl! 


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A special update/announcement from Marquia’s parents :


Well we got some AMAZING news today !!!!!! Although this journey will probably never be over with doctor visits for the rest of her life I'm sure buttttt a CT scan was done today and ALL signs of her wilms tumor is GONE !!!!!!!!!! Your thoughts and prayers have been something in this process that we couuldnt have gone without .... now fingers crossed we get an answer about the heart one HUGE step in the right direction.. MARQUIA has fought day in and day out to stay strong and I really havent known STRENGTH untill I have seen this little girl try and get out of bed on days that aren't so good or the simplest of things become so difficult like eating ... SHE'S A DAMN WARRIOR and if this wasn't life's and God's test on our family I don't know what else could be ... but we're here still standing maybe not everyday up straight but nothing will ever knock us completely down ... STRONG WALLS SHAKE BUT NEVER COLLASPE ... and I have to say everything all the kids have gone through and the sacrifices our family has had to make show the love and understanding even in the smallest human beings and we're super PROUD of them too ....and I wanna say to my wife .. LULU I am amazed by the way you have standed tall the way you kept strong the way you have handled a mothers worse nightmare makes me admire you even more then ever before ....
♡♡♡♡♡ FAMILY FOREVER ♡♡♡♡♡
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