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Taryn Lee's Fight

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Created September 3, 2017
Amber Sumner
on behalf of Colton or Camilla Lee
On August 30, Colton and Camilla Lee received some very devastating news,. Their daughter, Taryn, was diagnosed with Spitzoid Melonoma.  Spitzoid Melonoma is a very rare, aggressive cancer. Pediatric Melonoma makes up just .9% of all pediatric cancers in children under age 10.
Her doctors in Anchorage have decided it's best to send her to specialists at the children's hospital in Portland. They must act fast. They leave on Tuesday, and aren't sure when they'll be able to return home. The doctors in Portland have told them they will be there for awhile and this is going to be long fight.  Camilla will not be able to work for awhile and Colton will loose his job in October.  Medical bills, airfare, loss of wages, and meals are going to add up fast.
Many of you know the Lees and know they are absolutely one of the sweetest, most genuine families around. Camilla and Colton are raising 4 exceptional kids, seriously such sweet, well behaved kids. I wanted to start this Go Fund Me page so everybody can join forces and go into warrior mode with Taryn and her family. If you can not donate money at this time that is fine, but please send them prayers.  Thank you to everyone in advance.
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Here is an update from Camilla. For the time being we are going to shut down this go fund me page. Thank you to everyone for your support it has been amazing to watch all the love and support from everyone.

****TARYN LEE UPDATE****

Happy New Year To All of Our Family and Friends!
Looking forward to a brighter 2018 filled with family and friendship time & thankfulness!

2017 was filled with so much joy, but also some difficult times for our family. As you may already know, in August, our sweet five year old daughter Taryn, was diagnosed with spitzoid melanoma, Stage 3 skin cancer, and it has spread to her lymph nodes. After months of waiting on opinions and test results and consulting with various specialists, we have finally reached a decision for our little Taryn.

At this time, there are no safe or effective treatments for her. Therefore, she will placed on a “watch and wait” status and will need to be monitored very closely by St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in TN. We plan on visiting St. Jude’s in April to be a part of their research program for pediatric melanoma. We are so thankful to be able to have the best health care possible and will be donating tissue to help further research and other precious children in the future.

This journey has been both difficult and humbling, but at the same time- it’s also been so amazing! The amount of prayers, love, meals, financial donations, kindness, and overall support for our family has just brought us to tears over and over and warmed our hearts! We will forever be grateful for every thoughtful visit, call, text, card, package, meal, and every act of kindness that was shown to us, especially prayer!!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! There are so many people to thank!! I wish I could hug each one of you and tell you how much we appreciated everything. We love you all!
Sincerely,
Camilla and Colton Lee & Kids-Devon, Brandon, Taryn, Trenton
Colton Lee #teamtaryn #tarynstrong #thankful
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Hello everybody, thank you for patiently waiting for updates. There is not a whole lot of new info as of yet. They finished up at OHSU and they are in Texas to see a specialist. Then they are waiting to hear from St. Jude's hospital. They are trying to get all the info they can before they decide on a treatment plan. Unfortunately, there has not been a whole lot of pediatric research done for the few treatments that are available so they are faced with some difficult decisions ahead of them. This process has been long and difficult for them, a lot of hurry up and wait. They appreciate all the love and support that everyone has shown.
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I received this message from Camilla today. The tests last week showed melanoma cells in the lymph node so more tests were scheduled for this week.

We received word on the PET scan this morning. Pretty positive...
Everything looks good except a few spots on her right under arm area. She will need another exam to look more closely in that area, we are hoping it is linked to a mulluscom rash she has and it's making a lymph node reaction... but we really are not sure yet!
We will keep everyone updated as she will have to go under anesthesia again Thursday for the Brain MRI
Please pray for our baby girl to be brave again and for the Lord to be with us Love you all!!

And she got cleared from the plastic surgeon to walk so I'm guessing the skin graft took!
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She's loving this "spoiled" time. Plastic surgeon and Surgical Oncologist want her non mobile for one week. So Dad is carrying and moving her everywhere. She happy and that's all that counts!!
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