Super Zane's Cancer Beatdown

$35,241 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 457 people in 31 months
Jeremy Nelson
on behalf of Nicole Allison
 SAN ANTONIO, TX

As a mother, there is nothing more joyful than bringing a healthy baby into this world.


As you watch this perfect blend of you and dad grow and learn, you feel comforted, proud, and a sense of well being.


Little did our family know that in November of 2015 our whole lives would be turned upside down.  Zane our precious, healthy, happy baby boy that we just welcomed into this world a mere seven months prior was diagnosed with High-Risk Neuroblastoma/ MYCN amplification.  In that moment, it felt as if all the air was being sucked out of the room and time stopped.


We had a decision to make, fight like hell or watch our innocent bundle of joy die.  Zane began treatment two weeks after his diagnosis.  


I was forced to quit my job as an RN labor and delivery nurse to be with Zane full time , leaving dad with 100% of our financial responsibilities.  Zane has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy.  A tumor resection surgery that has left him with only one kidney.
 

Zane has also been through a stem cell transplant.  The standard of care calls for two transplants, however, his body was not strong enough to recieve the second transplant.  After transplant, Zane was diagnosed with a secondary disease that affects his only kidney causing high blood pressure. Zane recieves an infusion once a week.  Treatment for this disease demands one of the most expensive medications in the world.


His next step in treatment was fourteen consecutive days of abdominal radiation with anesthesia.  After one year of treatment, we were finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  We were starting his last six months of immunotherapy treatment.  


Three weeks ago, Zane began to develop some neurological deficiencies.  After a CT scan and MRI, Zane was diagnosed with a brain bleed.  Although very scary, we were assured there was no swelling and with time the bleed would be absorbed.  Zane's motor skills returned to normal.  We had one week of normalcy and the neuro issues resurfaced.  After another CT scan and MRI, we recieved the most devistating news.  


Eight months of being cancer free, Zane has relapsed.  Surgeons preformed a five hour tumor resection on Zane's brain.  Surgeons came to us two days later and informed us after repeated scans they had missed part of the tumor and needed to go back in and resect the rest of the tumor for Zane's best chance of survival.  


Meanwhile his oncologist was searching for answers.  A Neuroblastoma relapse in the brain is extremely rare and accounts for only 6 -8 % of cases.  There is no roadmap or publications for treatment.  After being told that chances of survivability, were slim and that Zane may lose his battle, our family was.............. well words can't really describe our state of mind.  


Since that moment of devistation and another five hour brain surgery, Zane's oncologist has found one hospital in the United States that is treating Neuroblastoma in the brain.  She feels that this hospital is Zane's only chance of fighting this horrible cancer.  However, the hospital is Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City.  Dr.'s there have already reviewed Zanes's unique case and are willing to except him into their program.  


In order to not allow the cancer cells a chance to begin reproducing, our family will have to pick up our roots in San Antonio,Texas and move clear across the US to New York.  


Our social worker is working on exhausting every resource for finacial assistance.  Whether or not our insurance will transfer is the biggest un known.  Our family is in desperate need of finacial assistance.  


We will be staying in the Ronald McDonald house, but we will be responsible for air fare, meals, public transportation, bills, and any and all out of pocket exspenses.  We are unsure of how long our stay will be in NY, and are asking for donations to get us through.  Any amount is appreciated , even one dollar.  Every little bit helps us reach our goal.  


Please help give our little man his only fighting chance. Please donate what you can.  


Thank you in advance, and God Bless!

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Super crazy video having a great day so far think Zane is getting to feeling better he'll be on kens5 news @5pm today check it out and please continue to contribute what you can to his NYC TREATMENT FUND thank you from the bottom of our hearts
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Zane is 5 days post op. Still very cranky, but definitely starting to see a glimmer of his personality. We had a little bit of luck fall into our laps. A reporter from KENS5 San Antonio was informed through one of Super Zane's loyal supporters about our story and trying to get to New York. Dad, Zane, and Our oncologist had an interview today. Zane's story will be airing tonight at 5. There will also be a story on their website and on twitter. We are really hoping to get a great response to help our little super hero get to NYC. Please keep the prayers coming
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Billie Pitts
30 months ago
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Keep fighting little Zane God loves you

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Billie Pitts
31 months ago
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Keep fighting Super Zane. Love you like my on Praying everyday for you and your family

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Kamali'i Kulani Stopper
31 months ago
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We are praying for your little family. It's absolutely horrible to have a sick child. I can't even imagine. You guys are amazing. He's for sure a fighter. Thinking of you!!

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Steven Allison
31 months ago
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Keep fighting Mr. Precious!!...Love you, Grandpa prayers continue for you Zane, Addison and your Mom & Dad....

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Carolyn Cano
31 months ago
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Super Zane you're an amazing grandchild grandma and grandpa will do everything that is possible to see that you get all the help that you need we love you so much stay strong and stay happy love you

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James Perrotta
31 months ago

God bless you Zane. To this family, my heart and prayers go out to you and this very very hard situation you are in. I send peace and love with all of my heart

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James Perrotta
26 months ago

There haven't been any updates. Please post one

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James Perrotta
27 months ago

Hi, Please post an update as we haven't had one in quite some time and I was wondering how little Zane was doing. Thanks

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Billie Pitts
30 months ago

Merry Christmas Super Zane and a Happy New Year too you. and many more Christmas too come

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Sara Ann Brandenburg
31 months ago

We are continuing to pray for you Zane and the whole family. We lift up the Doctors and nurses caring for you that they have the guidance and compassion to help you fight this. You are a strong little man with a caring, giving community standing behind you.

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Kellie Fernandez
31 months ago

Well, I tried to leave a comment with my donation stupid phone. I just wanted to say we continue to pray for Super Zane, Kristi, Jeremy, Addision, and the Doctors, nurses, hospital staff that care for Zane. We love y'all. GOD BLESS

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Christi Halliday
25 months ago
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Sorry its not much right now...but Ill try to donate every 2 weeks or so. And Ill do more when I can. I almost lost my only child last year, as parents your stress must be awful. God Bless.

$20
Monica Robledo
25 months ago
1
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You do not know me but your story touched my heart as I am also a cancer survivor and now fighting again for over a year now. I pray God will bless your family abundantly.

PL
$1,000
Peter Leinweber
26 months ago
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Donated on Behalf of Aiden Ross who selflessly donated all of his Lemonade stand money to help kids with cancer, and Tricia Small who donated generously in support of his philanthropy.

GS
$50
Gaurav Sharma
26 months ago
$50
James Perrotta
27 months ago

Please post an update

JF
$50
Joyce Fuentez
27 months ago

Keep fighting Super Zane! Prayers to you and your awesome fighting family!

KF
$100
Kristine M Fasano
27 months ago
DT
$30
Doris Tule
27 months ago

My prayers for Zane and his family. Ask and ye shall receive. I'm asking and I'm expecting answered prayers.

AP
$100
Autumn Postell
29 months ago
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Billie Pitts
30 months ago
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Keep fighting little Zane God loves you

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Billie Pitts
31 months ago
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Keep fighting Super Zane. Love you like my on Praying everyday for you and your family

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Kamali'i Kulani Stopper
31 months ago
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We are praying for your little family. It's absolutely horrible to have a sick child. I can't even imagine. You guys are amazing. He's for sure a fighter. Thinking of you!!

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Steven Allison
31 months ago
1
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Keep fighting Mr. Precious!!...Love you, Grandpa prayers continue for you Zane, Addison and your Mom & Dad....

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Carolyn Cano
31 months ago
1
1

Super Zane you're an amazing grandchild grandma and grandpa will do everything that is possible to see that you get all the help that you need we love you so much stay strong and stay happy love you

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James Perrotta
31 months ago

God bless you Zane. To this family, my heart and prayers go out to you and this very very hard situation you are in. I send peace and love with all of my heart

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James Perrotta
26 months ago

There haven't been any updates. Please post one

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James Perrotta
27 months ago

Hi, Please post an update as we haven't had one in quite some time and I was wondering how little Zane was doing. Thanks

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Billie Pitts
30 months ago

Merry Christmas Super Zane and a Happy New Year too you. and many more Christmas too come

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Sara Ann Brandenburg
31 months ago

We are continuing to pray for you Zane and the whole family. We lift up the Doctors and nurses caring for you that they have the guidance and compassion to help you fight this. You are a strong little man with a caring, giving community standing behind you.

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Kellie Fernandez
31 months ago

Well, I tried to leave a comment with my donation stupid phone. I just wanted to say we continue to pray for Super Zane, Kristi, Jeremy, Addision, and the Doctors, nurses, hospital staff that care for Zane. We love y'all. GOD BLESS

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