Caela's Greatest Challenge
Just two months ago this brave, beautiful girl was enjoying her senior year. She worked hard, received excellent grades and was overjoyed to receive a scholarship to a wonderful school.
In an instant, everything in her world would change. It all started with a routine doctor’s visit; her eye was watering. By the end of that week she would be diagnosed with rare pediatric cancer.
After further testing it would be determined that the cancer had spread throughout her body, including her bone marrow, she was placed at stage 4.
Caela is a Fighter!
Although her prognosis is not very good, we have no doubt she will fight and prevail. She is tough, that is a certainty. She was always the tomboy, keeping up with her older brother. She loves sports, was a wrestler in high school and played on the high school softball team. There was never any challenge that was too great for her. Never any obstacle she couldn’t overcome. In life she always gave 110%, she is strong willed and stubborn. Sometimes a bit more than her parents would have liked, but we believe it is this stubbornness that will see her through this trying time.
A Long Road Ahead.
Caela will undergo 18 months of intensive Chemotherapy at Barbara Bush’s Children’s Hospital in Portland. During this time she will also receive 6 weeks of radiation therapy in Boston. The side effects are severe and the treatment will be demanding on her and her family. Still she is headstrong and determined!
How We Can Help!
Medical costs are mounting. We want to help with those as well as all the accumulating expenses that even decent medical insurance won't cover. The family will also need help with financial support for living expenses, transportation, travel and other expenses. We want them to be able to focus on Caela, what she needs and to help her fight this ugly disease.
Prayers for the family.
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Write a personal card or letter to Caela,
Please send it to:
The Seeley Family
P.O. Box 1073
Wilton, ME 04294
You can also visit and like the Team Caela Facebook Page! Get updates on Caela's treatment and send her words of encouragement.
A Big Thank You, We Couldn't Do It Without You.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. Let’s try to make their journey as easy as possible. A heartfelt thank you from all of us,
At Team Caela
Her treatment is going well and there has been some progress. However this cancer in particular is very aggressive so while we are cautiously optimistic we are not losing sight of how important it is to continue the fight!
Caela’s best course of treatment is to undergo 6 weeks of specialized radiation treatment which is currently offered only in Boston, MA. This will be intense treatment and cause many side effects. However, Caela has stayed amazingly strong and is ready to keep going.
The family will have to stay in Boston for the entire 6 weeks. This will include costs for food, lodging and travel, which will be very expensive. However, their biggest problem may be care of family’s pets while they are away. Anyone that knows Caela knows how much she loves animals. Her pets in particular mean the world to her. Because of where they live their options are limited and boarding is very expensive. Any donations for help towards the care of Caela’s pets while she undergoes her radiation treatment would be greatly appreciated.
Let’s try to set her mind at ease so she can focus on getting well and have peace in knowing that her other family members are being well taken care of while she has to be away.