Be a Superhero for Damian

$505 of $600 goal

Raised by 11 people in 32 months
C Dean Shibler  STOCKTON, CA
Meet funny, spunky six-year-old boy, Damian. He loves school and playing outside. Damian has a 9-month-old little brother, and two older sisters that he loves dearly. Although Damian is surrounded by family who love him, he unfortunately, is suffering from cancer.

Damian's journey began the summer of 2013. Damian started complaining of headaches and was having frequent falls. After a couple of visits with his doctor he was referred to an ophthalmologist. During the vision exam the doctor noticed that he had pressure behind his eyes and sent him to the ER. Damian was then rushed by ambulance to Oakland Children's Hospital. The neurosurgeon, found two tumors in his head.

Damian was diagnosed on August 27th, 2013 with Medulloblastoma. He soon had brain surgery to remove the large tumor. The smaller tumor was too difficult to remove and would have to be dealt with aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. Damian was scheduled to receive five rounds of chemo then an additional round with a stem cell transplant.

Damian has had an increasingly difficult time with each round of chemo. He's had to undergo various CTs, MRIs, chest x-rays, blood and platelet transfusions, surgeries to place a power line and lumbar punctures. He's had many infections unable to fight brought him close to death. Currently at Oakland Children's hospital Damian received his last chemo on March 31st and his stem cell transplant on April 3rd. Damian has to have another surgery to replace his infected power line. One thing about Damian is no matter what is going on he tries to put a smile in his face and yours.

Each cycle with a hospital stay about 30 days if not more. Damian's mom had to take a personal leave of absence from work to be by his side. She has exhausted all sick, vacation and medical leave. Leaving the family on one income. Having to deal with treatment and the bills piling up at home is overwhelming. The family tries to have weekly visits on days off but sometimes it financially is not an option.

The money raised during this campaign will help minimize the financial hardship to Damian's family.

On behalf of Confidence Plus Insurance Services, I want to personally thank you for your generosity and helping out a family in need in our community.

Sincerely,

Dean Shibler
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$505 of $600 goal

Raised by 11 people in 32 months
Created April 11, 2014
AC
$20
Araceli Cuevas
29 months ago

My prayers go out to you and everyone else who are fighting for the same cause.

$100
Lopez/Hollingsworth/Gideon Family
29 months ago

We support you, you are not alone! We are praying for Damian and the rest of your family. STAY STRONG!

TD
$25
Tammy Dittman
29 months ago
OI
$100
Onanon Inc
29 months ago

Hello, Damian came to our attention through a co-worker and we were moved by his story to help make this goal happen! smile and the world will smile back at you God Bless all the best in us

CG
$100
Carlos Gomez
29 months ago

Courtesy of Andrea Hernandez of San Jose. And because I lost a dear friend to cancer this year, And because I have a one year old son. Que dios bendiga a Damian.

$40
Michelle Granados
29 months ago

Damian..you are the CUTEST Superhero!!

MC
$20
Margarita Coria
30 months ago

Keep smiling Damian! :)

P
$20
Pancho
30 months ago

Fuentes Family loves you mijo!

LJ
$50
Laura Jacobs
30 months ago

Praying for you Damian. Stay Strong!!!

$5
Jason Turcott
30 months ago

God Bless You Damian

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