Help a Sick Boy's Supportive Family

$2,220 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 3 months
Carrie Elizabeth
on behalf of Gloria Mesquias
 BUCKEYE, AZ
Friends and Family,

I'm a reading specialist at Rainbow Valley Elementary School, west of Phoenix, Arizona. I set up this gofundme for the family of one of my students.


Shaun Hamilton is an 11-year-old fifth-grader I've been lucky enough to know for the past five years. He's a sweet and curious little boy. He loves the Arizona Cardinals, is obsessed with Lego and is adored by everyone he's met

He is currently in a fight for his life with severe aplastic anemia – a condition which occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells.

The main treatment for this is a bone marrow transplant. Shaun just underwent his second, with his 14-year-old hero brother, Malik, serving as his donor both times.


The first transplant didn't take. Shaun is currently sedated and intubated in the ICU at Phoenix Children's Hospital following a second bone marrow transplant, which occurred last week.

Here's why I'm asking for your help. Shaun and Malik's mother, Gloria Mesquias, is a resillient champion for her little warrior. She's a single mom, who has been by her son's side every step of the way. What she is going through is simply unfathomable to those of us blessed with healthy families.


Gloria can't work full time while attending to Shaun's many special needs. Unfortunately, everyday responsibilities don't stop because you are having a tough time. My goal here is to ease Gloria's financial burden. 

Any monetary gifts received will go directly to Gloria and the kids – Shaun, Malik, and their five-year-old sister Nadia. This isn't for Disneyland or new bikes. This is for life. This is so that Gloria isn't worried about keeping the lights on or putting gas in her car while shuttling the 35 miles between her home in Buckeye and the hospital in Phoenix.

Shaun's most-recent hospitalization has been two and a half months, but he's been in and out of the hospital for the past several years. Please put yourself in this family's shoes. The "little things" add up quickly. Any small token you can spare for this remarkable, beautiful and amazing boy and his family is greatly appreciated.

It's hard to ask for help. This was not Gloria's idea. I wanted to do this for her and hope it has moved you. Thank you so much if you've made it this far and are still reading. Even if you can't help, please keep Shaun and his family in your prayers and feel free to forward it as you see fit.

Thanks again.

Carrie Brown
Rainbow Valley Elementary School
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Update 4
Posted by Carrie Elizabeth
2 months ago
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Malik will be donating stem cells now, in an effort to get Shaun's body to start producing some cell growth. Please pray for both boys. Shaun needs new cells to grow and Malik needs love and encouragement for all he's done to save his little brother ❤️. The bond between these two boys is like no other❤
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Update 3
Posted by Carrie Elizabeth
2 months ago
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Our warrior is out of ICU and back up to the 7th floor room. He's still running fevers but is feeling better, overall, each day. There hasn't been any cell growth at this point, so please, please pray for these cells to grow! Thank you all very much!
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Update 2
Posted by Carrie Elizabeth
2 months ago
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Shaun continues to do well. ❤️Hopefully the drain tube will be removed tomorrow. Still enduring the side effects of chemo-fevers, blood pressure, etc- but it's being maintained by meds. Please keep the prayers coming. He's on the right path and needs to continue that way. Thank you all very much ❤
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Update 1
Posted by Carrie Elizabeth
3 months ago
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Shaun is now off the ventilator and breathing on his own. His tube should be removed tomorrow since the swelling and fluid appear to be gone. Praise God! He's still having some of the side effects of chemo, including fevers and chills. But our boy is a warrior!
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$2,220 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 3 months
Created January 21, 2017
Carrie Elizabeth  
on behalf of Gloria Mesquias
MT
$50
Michelle Tridle
1 month ago
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RR
$25
Reese Ready
1 month ago
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Our prayers are with you and your dear family.

YW
$20
Yanet Wence
2 months ago
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$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
2
2
SC
$100
S Coleman
2 months ago
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2
$15
Anonymous
2 months ago
2
2
JH
$50
John-Michael Holyk
2 months ago
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Dear Malik, Shaun and the rest of the Hamilton family I sincerely wish all of you the best of luck from the bottom of my heart and I pray every night for all of you. Malik you're one of my best friends and I know that this is hard for you but Shaun is a warrior and so are you and I trust in god that you'll make it through this....best of luck, John-Michael Holyk

GS
$40
Grant Sowers
2 months ago
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For a wonderful family. Keep fighting Shaun!

DK
$25
Diane Klasa
2 months ago
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2
BL
$50
Briana Lozoya
2 months ago
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