Shans Treatment Fund

749 603 € of 500k € goal

Raised by 30,145 people in 7 months
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Leona Tynan  n/a
Shan has a rare cancer multi system histiocytosis x (LCH) She was diagnosed in may 2015 and has went through 5 failed treatment protocols. She has had treatment between Ireland and Texas and instead of improving more systems have become involved. Last week after a much needed family holiday Shan found herself back in hospital after we got home very unwell and having a supra pubic catheter fitted to relieve the extreme pressure and pain her body was under giving us all a very scary few days. She has started yet another chemo and is still an inpatient. We have discussed her current health with her primary care physician in Texas Children's Hospital Dr. Kenneth Mc Clain and it has been decided that her best chance to beat this is to get her back to Texas for a period of approximately four months in order to find a combination that her body will respond to and get her to the healthy vibrant 18 year old she deserves to be. This comes at a huge price and after much negotiation the quote has come in at $527,000. The need to get her back is urgent and we have a provisional date of September 28th. We can't do this alone and need your help. Any donation even €1 is one step closer for Shan. I refuse to give up on my child and let her suffer a day longer than necessary. I'm pleading with you all to please help my daughter get this treatment and help in any way possible to raise the necessary funds #teamshan #histiowarrior #neverevergiveup
https://m.facebook.com/Histiocytosis-x-journey-for-Shan-Histio-Warrior-teamshanhw-858392617568280/
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Update 13
Posted by Leona Tynan
15 days ago
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Shan started her clinical trial of a high dose targeted chemotherapy, we hope that she will respond well and this will be the right treatment to help her hit hard and beat Cancer once and for all. It's been a tough couple of weeks but thankfully she done well last week with a combination of an exceptional medical team, new meds and regular acupuncture. She will remain inpatient for her treatment so she can be closely monitored and kept as comfortable as possible it's hitting her hard and she is really exhausted xx

We got to move to our new apartment last week with the massive help and support of John and Jayne The Gavin Glynn Foundation Mark and Shannon Wallace and all who helped us at Texas Children's Hospital Gallery Furniture Mark, Sarah, Philly, Meghan, Elaine, Sharon, Pamela, Staci, Molly, Cindy, Michael and all our Irish and American friends here who have helped us to make a very comfortable home away from home

We are scared and anxious about the unknown but excited about how this treatment will work for Shan. She's had all her tests and scans this past week and is ready to fight hard and beat Histio!

We are so very grateful of your incredible support and for getting Shan this far, there are no words to express how much this means to us xxx After expenses from January and the fee of 8% for the go fund me campaign we have approx $80,000 which will pay for her medical costs at the Baylor clinic for endocrinology, prescription charges which can be huge as we have no insurance here and day to day living, transport, groceries, utilities and whatever Shan needs to help with mobility as this has become a big issue for her. We also hope to get her brother and sister out here for as long as possible to keep some normality in our family unit

Please continue to keep Shan in your thoughts and also her friend Jillie who is still battling in ICU. These two girls are true warriors and deserve every chance of living life to the fullest xxxx

We will update you all as much as possible over the next week. Thank you all for your lovely messages, gifts and kind words It means the world to us xxxx

#teamshan #prayforJillie #neverevergiveup
Day 3 of her new chemo trial xx
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Update 12
Posted by Leona Tynan
1 month ago
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Thank you all so much for your incredible support every donation is a step closer to target and getting Shans life back xx we can't thank you all enough! We are blown away by all you are doing to help, I wish we could thank each and everyone of you individually you have no idea how much your support means to us xx Please keep sharing and help Shan to fight this monster
Thank you
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Update 11
Posted by Leona Tynan
1 month ago
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Today we are back at Beaumont for Shans chemo infusion, she's doing okay other than feeling exhausted and the usual nausea. She had severe nausea up until last week but with a few tweaks in her anti sickness meds she is coping so much better we haven't updated the page since our return from America and this is because we had been very hopeful of a response from our health minister Simon Harris. Despite an urgent request for funding and a report outlining how urgent and necessary Shauntelle's care in America is in order to save her life we have still not even received an acknowledgment of receipt. There is no possible way that this has not been seen by our minister for health as we have sent the report repeatedly over the last few weeks. Should we not receive a response by the end of this week we will publicly release a copy of our correspondence and the report from Dr. Mc Clain in Texas Childrens hospital. This is not just another child, this is my child and no child should have to suffer like this and fight for their life without the help and support of our government! Too many people are being ignored and swept aside with no regard! Enough is enough, every dollar that has paid for Shans treatment to date is thanks to all of you and we will be forever grateful, we are going to struggle again after we return from Shans next trip in Feb if we can't get any government help as in march 29th Shan has been told that she will need to stay in Texas for a minimum of 12 months in order to help her beat this. We have no idea how we are going to be able to fund this but we will not give up! Money won't be the reason that my child doesn't survive, I won't let it We need your ongoing support more than ever, if you can host an event, donate or share shans go fund me we would be so grateful we will update you all further later this week xxx #teamshan #histiowarrior #neverevergiveup

www.gofundme.com/shanstreatmentfund
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Update 10
Posted by Leona Tynan
2 months ago
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I want to apologise that we haven't updated very much during this trip, we were hit with some very difficult news and what is to be a very challenging year in front of us when we arrived and at the moment we as a family are trying to absorb it all. Shan received her second week of Etoposide yesterday and is still taking two other daily chemos at a high dose which has been beyond tough, she is extremely nauseated but she's still managed to get out for a dinner or two and spend some time with the wonderful friends we have made here in Houston. As you can see this is all very exhausting on Shan and she is being closely monitored during infusions to make sure that she doesn't have an adverse reaction which can happen at any stage during the first few infusions and requires immediate counter active medications. Some areas of Shans histio have been responding well to chemo but unfortunately internal areas are up to now non responsive and worsening with new areas found so we need to hit it hard and we are hoping the addition of Etoposide will do this. Dr. Mc Clain and the team here at Texas Childrens are working extremely hard to get Shan on the right combination and responding and we are beyond grateful that with your help we have been able to get Shan the best care she could possibly receive. There has been very sad news in the last week and a child lost his battle in his fight with this monster which has saddened us greatly We are not giving up and while we have a lot to face and deal with for 2017 we have every faith that Shan will win this fight! We are beyond grateful for your support, without it we couldn't possibly make this journey We will update you as soon as we have had the time to absorb everything and have more information on the specifics of her new treatment protocol and care. We would really appreciate if you could continue to share Shans story and where possible donate or support an event. A donation as small as €5 makes a difference, that's less than the cost of a coffee and a sandwich but will insure that my daughter gets the expert care she needs and it doesn't cost her life Thank you all for your kind messages of love and support we appreciate it so very much xx #teamshan #neverevergiveup
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Meagan Foley
1 month ago

Hi Shan, Prayers to you and your family from Austin, TX. I was the Texas Rose of Tralee in 2007 and serve as the Co-Chair of the Texas Center now. Some friends of mine sent me your video; our Irish communities here are pulling and praying for you! Love from the Texas Rose family, Meagan

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David Byrne
1 month ago

Really hoping you can not only hit your goal but go well beyond it. I have shared it on all of my social media accounts as well as tagged the Ellen Show in it and hopefully my fellow geeks following my movie Review accounts will help both spread the word and donate. Best of luck hitting that goal.

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Lianne Marie
1 month ago

I hope you smash your target lovely girl.. your in my prayers.. I shared your posts with Conor McGregor he's a wonderful man with a heart of gold I hope he gets to read your story .. sending you all the luck and love in world beautiful xxxx

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Waseem Yousaf
1 month ago

Watching your video this morning brought tears to my eyes because i know the pain my own beloved Grandmom suffered with cancer. I wish i could do more but i will try my best to reach out to my community, my workplace and to all of my friends to step forward and help you. Today is Valentines Day and for me to love humanity and loving those in need is valentines and i request to all to come forward and help you. It is now our fight and i am sure we all will win it. God Bless you !

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Patrice Thornton
1 month ago

Aspen Pharma Trading Ltd will be doing the RunAMuck Challenge on March 11th and have decided to raise as much funds as possible for you Shan. Your story has touched us all and we are 100% behind you :) We will also be raising funds via our own GoFundME page & sponsorship cards & donation buckets in the run up to the RunAMuck event :) Fingers Crossed we can raise some much needed funds for you Shan. Your bravery is inspirational :) We will let you know how much we raise and arrange payment to you as soon as possible.

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Nicôle Stewart
1 month ago

I wish I could have given more beautiful ❤ my fingers and toes are crossed for you! You are such a brave young woman and i hope you get the money that is needed! Lots of love to you Xox

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Gary Flannery
1 month ago
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The general public within Ireland are a very special bunch of people. Our country has its faults, but in our strengths we have many!! Keep going everyone!! #teamshan

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Andrea Rock Massey
1 month ago
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I hope you raise all the money you need, I've donated what I can and will look into holding some kind of fundraiser. I'll keep you in my prayers.... Xxxx

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Olivia Cosgrove
3 months ago
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You are so very brave. It takes real courage to talk about that....and reading those words will make a difference to someone else who feels like that. Lots of love to you xxxx

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Gillian Duggan White
1 month ago
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This fundraiser has restored my faith in humanity. I am so proud to be Irish today! :D Go get yourself well Shan. ♥

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Marguerite Hanley
1 month ago
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4

You are the bravest person i know right now Shan. We'll get you there and we'll keep sharing your story ♥

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MaryAnn Gambino
1 month ago
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TAKE DANDELION ROOT TEA DAILY AND VITAMIN B17 THEY ARE WHOLEISTIC CANCER KILLERS. MY SISTER IN LAW WAS GIVEN FOUR MONTHS TO SURVIVE WITH STAGE 4 LUNG CANCER AND DID HER CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION AND ABOVE AND HAS ONE SMALL NODE LEFT.

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Christy McNeil
1 month ago
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I have seen your video and just wanted to tell you your story is being shared far and wide! I live in Alabama (United States) and have donated. I hope you far exceed your goal so you can just focus on getting better. I am praying for you and your family! #beatcancer #teamshan

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Lianne Clancy
1 month ago
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2

We've got your back shan ❤ I've shared your video here in oz to an Irish in Perth page with 13,000members..i hope you double your target so your family can visit you?! Love from Australia xx

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GR Winston
1 month ago
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Fuck this Texas hospital for sticking such a heft price tag on a family. I'm over joyed to see the outpouring of support for Shan but to negotiate $527,000 is complete bull shit. No doctor should ever be putting a price tag on a childs life and that's exactly what they are doing.

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Trish Buckley
1 month ago
2
2

Hi Shan, what a wonderful girl you are xx just reading the comments below everyone is so proud of what you did, I know its hard, what you did took so much courage but the response is amazing. You have gone global and you have touched so many people. Now you go Kick Cancer's ASS and we look forward to your next utube video xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Joana Rusan
1 month ago
2
2

lots of love and hugs Shan,and don`t worrie,people are so good,we will get there ♥ ♥ ♥ you will go to Texas ♥ xxxxx

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Mareka Mcevoy
1 month ago
2
2

Hello love please try to stay strong you will get ther I have shared your go fund me page a couple of hrs ago and people have shared it to I have also shared it to a page belonging to the chat shoe host Ellen DeGeneres hopefully she will get to see it.. I wish u all the best love and you get 5he treatment you need if I could I would give you every red cent best wishes shan keep strong and the people of ireland will do all will can to help xxx

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Mary-Grace Bayer
1 month ago
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1

Hello, My name is Mary-Grace and I live in Texas. In what part of Texas will you be staying? I assume Houston? I have many friends and family in the area, and one even runs a home-care company Houston that sends nurses to people's homes. Is that something you will need while here? What other types of things will you need? Do you have a place to stay? Do you have someone coming to stay with you? I am just trying to figure out if there is anyway I could help. Mary-Grace

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Claire-Marie Murphy
1 month ago
1
1

Imagine if you hit the million mark, wow that would be amazing! Here's hoping that you do! Best of luck beautiful lady & loving the pink eyeshadow in your latest video!

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749 603 € of 500k € goal

Raised by 30,145 people in 7 months
Created August 25, 2016
LT
Leona Tynan  
EF
15 €
Esther Farrell
19 hours ago

Your such a brave young lady , hope all goes well with your treatment God bless

LS
20 €
Lauren Sharp
21 hours ago

Good luck with everything, what a special girl, sending you all the love in the world xo

BM
10 €
Bethany Moore
1 day ago
AF
10 €
Aoife Fagan
1 day ago

Xxx

LD
10 €
Leisl Donovan
2 days ago
30 €
Anonymous
2 days ago
MC
63 €
Making Connections St Catherines Community Services Centre
4 days ago

Best Wishes from the Making Connections team at St Catherines CSC, Carlow. Proceeds from sale of calendar.

LB
30 €
Lucy Barton
5 days ago
OR
150 €
our lady of lourdes rosbercon
6 days ago

a second year group, 2R, from Our Lady Of Lourdes Secondary school decided to do a bake sale to help with your treatment. We wish you the best of luck with your treatment, hope your getting on well in Texas :)

WJ
100 €
William Jordan
7 days ago
Meagan Foley
1 month ago

Hi Shan, Prayers to you and your family from Austin, TX. I was the Texas Rose of Tralee in 2007 and serve as the Co-Chair of the Texas Center now. Some friends of mine sent me your video; our Irish communities here are pulling and praying for you! Love from the Texas Rose family, Meagan

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David Byrne
1 month ago

Really hoping you can not only hit your goal but go well beyond it. I have shared it on all of my social media accounts as well as tagged the Ellen Show in it and hopefully my fellow geeks following my movie Review accounts will help both spread the word and donate. Best of luck hitting that goal.

+ Read More
Lianne Marie
1 month ago

I hope you smash your target lovely girl.. your in my prayers.. I shared your posts with Conor McGregor he's a wonderful man with a heart of gold I hope he gets to read your story .. sending you all the luck and love in world beautiful xxxx

+ Read More
Waseem Yousaf
1 month ago

Watching your video this morning brought tears to my eyes because i know the pain my own beloved Grandmom suffered with cancer. I wish i could do more but i will try my best to reach out to my community, my workplace and to all of my friends to step forward and help you. Today is Valentines Day and for me to love humanity and loving those in need is valentines and i request to all to come forward and help you. It is now our fight and i am sure we all will win it. God Bless you !

+ Read More
Patrice Thornton
1 month ago

Aspen Pharma Trading Ltd will be doing the RunAMuck Challenge on March 11th and have decided to raise as much funds as possible for you Shan. Your story has touched us all and we are 100% behind you :) We will also be raising funds via our own GoFundME page & sponsorship cards & donation buckets in the run up to the RunAMuck event :) Fingers Crossed we can raise some much needed funds for you Shan. Your bravery is inspirational :) We will let you know how much we raise and arrange payment to you as soon as possible.

+ Read More
Nicôle Stewart
1 month ago

I wish I could have given more beautiful ❤ my fingers and toes are crossed for you! You are such a brave young woman and i hope you get the money that is needed! Lots of love to you Xox

+ Read More
Gary Flannery
1 month ago
8
8

The general public within Ireland are a very special bunch of people. Our country has its faults, but in our strengths we have many!! Keep going everyone!! #teamshan

+ Read More
Andrea Rock Massey
1 month ago
6
6

I hope you raise all the money you need, I've donated what I can and will look into holding some kind of fundraiser. I'll keep you in my prayers.... Xxxx

+ Read More
Olivia Cosgrove
3 months ago
5
5

You are so very brave. It takes real courage to talk about that....and reading those words will make a difference to someone else who feels like that. Lots of love to you xxxx

+ Read More
Gillian Duggan White
1 month ago
4
4

This fundraiser has restored my faith in humanity. I am so proud to be Irish today! :D Go get yourself well Shan. ♥

+ Read More
Marguerite Hanley
1 month ago
4
4

You are the bravest person i know right now Shan. We'll get you there and we'll keep sharing your story ♥

+ Read More
MaryAnn Gambino
1 month ago
3
3

TAKE DANDELION ROOT TEA DAILY AND VITAMIN B17 THEY ARE WHOLEISTIC CANCER KILLERS. MY SISTER IN LAW WAS GIVEN FOUR MONTHS TO SURVIVE WITH STAGE 4 LUNG CANCER AND DID HER CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION AND ABOVE AND HAS ONE SMALL NODE LEFT.

+ Read More
Christy McNeil
1 month ago
3
3

I have seen your video and just wanted to tell you your story is being shared far and wide! I live in Alabama (United States) and have donated. I hope you far exceed your goal so you can just focus on getting better. I am praying for you and your family! #beatcancer #teamshan

+ Read More
Lianne Clancy
1 month ago
2
2

We've got your back shan ❤ I've shared your video here in oz to an Irish in Perth page with 13,000members..i hope you double your target so your family can visit you?! Love from Australia xx

+ Read More
GR Winston
1 month ago
2
2

Fuck this Texas hospital for sticking such a heft price tag on a family. I'm over joyed to see the outpouring of support for Shan but to negotiate $527,000 is complete bull shit. No doctor should ever be putting a price tag on a childs life and that's exactly what they are doing.

+ Read More
Trish Buckley
1 month ago
2
2

Hi Shan, what a wonderful girl you are xx just reading the comments below everyone is so proud of what you did, I know its hard, what you did took so much courage but the response is amazing. You have gone global and you have touched so many people. Now you go Kick Cancer's ASS and we look forward to your next utube video xxxxxxxxxxxxx

+ Read More
Joana Rusan
1 month ago
2
2

lots of love and hugs Shan,and don`t worrie,people are so good,we will get there ♥ ♥ ♥ you will go to Texas ♥ xxxxx

+ Read More
Mareka Mcevoy
1 month ago
2
2

Hello love please try to stay strong you will get ther I have shared your go fund me page a couple of hrs ago and people have shared it to I have also shared it to a page belonging to the chat shoe host Ellen DeGeneres hopefully she will get to see it.. I wish u all the best love and you get 5he treatment you need if I could I would give you every red cent best wishes shan keep strong and the people of ireland will do all will can to help xxx

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Mary-Grace Bayer
1 month ago
1
1

Hello, My name is Mary-Grace and I live in Texas. In what part of Texas will you be staying? I assume Houston? I have many friends and family in the area, and one even runs a home-care company Houston that sends nurses to people's homes. Is that something you will need while here? What other types of things will you need? Do you have a place to stay? Do you have someone coming to stay with you? I am just trying to figure out if there is anyway I could help. Mary-Grace

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Claire-Marie Murphy
1 month ago
1
1

Imagine if you hit the million mark, wow that would be amazing! Here's hoping that you do! Best of luck beautiful lady & loving the pink eyeshadow in your latest video!

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