Elijah's Battle, Ewing Sarcoma

$5,447 of $10k goal

Raised by 91 people in 12 months
Patricia Dimas  RIO RANCHO, NM

Elijah is 8 years old, he was diagnosed with and has been battling Ewings Sarcoma Cancer since May 2015. He has gone through so very much to even get to this point and even though we are extremely greatful for it we have found ourselves in an even deeper financial hole. Elijah needs a stem cell Transplant and it must be done out in Children's Hospital Colorado. I his mom will be there with him 24/7 which will have costs in its own but unfortunately his dad will have to stay behind to work and keep up with our insurance that we so desperately need and our bills. He hopes to at least travel back and forth as much as possible to be there for our son in this crucial time, this will all take money we just do not have. So please we ask for any donations, everything helps and we truly appreciate it. We understand that not everyone can help financially but We also ask for your prayers, one day we believe Elijah will be Cancer Free!
You can learn more about Elijah at at https://m.facebook.com/Elijahs-Journey-928652267194220/
https://m.facebook.com/Elijahs-Journey-928652267194220/

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Update 4
Posted by Patricia Dimas
15 days ago
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March 11th, 2017- So we have a BIG update on Elijah's scan results and roadmap of treatment. We found out that there are 3 very small tumors on his head but we cannot even feel them, the largest is about 2cm. He also still has the tumors in his right femur and in his left tibia. To our biggest surprise those are the only remaining tumors throughout his body! They have decided to do two weeks of radiation pinpointed on those tumors and hopefully if Elijah responds to the radiation as he has in the past it will wipe those remaining tumors out and best results will leave him NED with No more tumors!! With those results he will finally be eligible for transplant! We are not sure if we will get his stem cells that were collected back in 2015 from Colorado or if he will do a whole new collection here and then jump right into transplant. The transplant is scary and has dangers all on its own but we can see that light nearing at the end of this dark dark tunnel and we could not be happier and more excited. We are continuing our stay here in Cleveland as he receives his higher dose radiation over the next two weeks and if possible go straight into transplant. We may return home for a few days with him on chemo if he does need to do a new collection or we may just stay here till everything is done, whatever is best for Elijah. That would have our stay here in Cleveland extended for the next 3-4 months. It is challenging being so far away from home, family and friends but the Cleveland Clinic is amazing and we trust his Doctors here whole heatedly. We ask you all to please please keep your prayers coming especially for these new obstacles a head and thank you so much for your continued support. We have made it this far now and Together we are going to beat this Beast called Cancer!!!
#TeamElijah
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Update 3
Posted by Patricia Dimas
2 months ago
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So we have found ourselves in a whole new situation. Colorado has given up on Elijah and does not want to do the transplant anymore because the tumors on his head keep reoccurring. For four months Elijah's Doctor here in NM and I serched for and talked to many in hope to find another doctor willing to do treatment for Elijah. Many turned us down but in November we finally got a consultation booked to see Dr. Anderson in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Anderson agreed to take on Elijah as a patient, started him on a new riad map with new chemotherapies and we will be making our third trip out to Cleveland in March. Since it is to far to drive we have been flying and our insurance will only cover tickets for Elijah and one parent. This leaves a round trip ticket we have to pay out of pocket. We have been lucky to stay at the Ronald McDonald house in Cleveland for $20 a night. So $100 each trip (5 days) this is also out of pocket. After doing scans in Cleveland we found out that Elijah has even more cancer throughout his body. Some active and some non active. But they have other chemo opitions and the transplant option still on the table for him which gives us so much Hope! On top of all this Elijah's daily oral chemotherapy is costing over $4,600 as a co-pay for a 5 weeks supply. But on the plus side of it the last two visible tumors that were on his head are gone and no others have surfaced! We had a fundraiser a while back and Thank God we have been able to cover trips, tickets and medications but those funds are quickly running dry. If you can help in anyway we would truly appreciate it and always we appreciate all the prayers, love and support! Thank you
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Update 2
Posted by Patricia Dimas
7 months ago
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We are doing a big fundraiser for Elijah this Sunday August 14th, 5-10pm @ The Moose Lodge (2121 Edith Blvd NE). Come enjoy a traditional Enchilada dinner and Live music. We have many items up for Raffle 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. The Grand Prize Raffle $20 a ticket is an Amazing Trip for 2 to Las Vegas to see Terry Fator! Please come out and show your support for Elijah
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Update 1
Posted by Patricia Dimas
11 months ago
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April 12, 2016- Well we got some unfortunate news today. Elijahs scans yesterday showed that he has a spot on his lungs which is pneumonia and also his MRI revealed a new small tumor on his head. His transplant has been put on hold and he has been put on antibiotics. As soon as we are able to get back home he will be re-evaluated by his team at Presbyterian and they will watch him closely. Then he will be once again put on chemotherapy. Please please keep our baby boy in your prayers, we are devastated.
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Celeste Rael
12 months ago
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Your son stole my heart from the 1st day 93.3 posted his story. He is in my prayers and so is your family.

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Millie Young
15 days ago

WOW! Such good news! I am so happy to be going along with you and your family on this journey. Elijah is a complete joy and beautiful child. I can only imagine all that you have gone through, and can only pray Elijah's healing and the family to have strengh and endurance to take this journey with him. I delight in Elijah's wonderful smile!

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Penny Gilliam
12 months ago

Ok. Let me try that again. Please check out The Ronald McDonald House. You must apply early snd they do a background check. Sometimes it takes a while to get a space. They are a lifesaver. Good luck and God Bless you.

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$5,447 of $10k goal

Raised by 91 people in 12 months
Created March 22, 2016
CS
$31
Cheesy Street
6 days ago
JH
$50
Jennifer Herrera
7 days ago

You will be in my prayers. Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our love. Keep smiling your sunshine smile!

$40
Sookie and Albert Reyes
8 days ago
$25
Anonymous
9 days ago
KO
$40
Kate Osmunson
9 days ago

Prayers buddy, stay strong

AC
$20
Auscencia Casas
9 days ago
SF
$200
Sherry Fila
9 days ago

I pray for you and your parents every morning, Elijah!

KS
$100
Kim Starkey
9 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I volunteer at Cielo Azul Elementary school with my Read therapy dog Aurora every week in Ms. Mahana's class (2nd grade class). Today we witnessed a pouring out of love from all of the children on behalf of you Elijah! What a wonderful sight to see such loving energy. Our prayers are with you and we will be following your journey. The Starkey's, Miss Kim and Aurora

VA
$50
Vallerie Armendariz
9 days ago

May god bless him and give him the strength to over come his obstacles.

ED
$30
Eric Diehl
10 days ago
Celeste Rael
12 months ago
1
1

Your son stole my heart from the 1st day 93.3 posted his story. He is in my prayers and so is your family.

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Millie Young
15 days ago

WOW! Such good news! I am so happy to be going along with you and your family on this journey. Elijah is a complete joy and beautiful child. I can only imagine all that you have gone through, and can only pray Elijah's healing and the family to have strengh and endurance to take this journey with him. I delight in Elijah's wonderful smile!

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Penny Gilliam
12 months ago

Ok. Let me try that again. Please check out The Ronald McDonald House. You must apply early snd they do a background check. Sometimes it takes a while to get a space. They are a lifesaver. Good luck and God Bless you.

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