Naomi's Fight Against Cancer

$82,069 of $30k goal

Raised by 652 people in 15 months
Brandon C. Adams
on behalf of Daniel Oakes
 San Tan Valley,

My niece Naomi has Leukemia.

My sister Shannon (Naomi's Mom) and her family are some of the happiest, most compasionate, loving people you could ever meet. If you have had them touch your life in some way or another, you know what I mean. Sadly, this tragedy has hit the family very unexpectedly.

Here's Dan Oakes (Naomi's Father) post taken from Facebook just days after it all started:

"We are so grateful for all the calls, texts, emails, visits, hugs, prayers, and kind words for our sweet Naomi.

For those friends that dont know we took Naomi to the Dr on Wednesday after noticing excessive bruises on her legs and torso. They examined her and did some blood work and told us they would call us with the results. On Thursday morning their office called and told us that we needed to take Naomi to Cardon Children"s Hospital ASAP.

We were met there by wonderful... doctors and nurses that examined and tested her. They informed us that Naomi's blood counts were consistent with Leukemia. They scheduled a bone marrow biopsy for this morning at 9am to verify the diagnosis and determine treatment. After the biopsy the doctor later confirmed the diagnosis of AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia).

She said this was the type of Leukemia they were hoping not to find. It is more aggressive than other kinds and will require 6-9 mo of intensive therapy in the hospital. We are obviously scared and concerned for our girl, but she has been a trooper and is positive about getting better. We are so blessed to have the gospel in our lives as it gives us hope and faith in what is beyond this moment. I think she has a hard road to travel, we are honored to be with her for the difficult journey. We have deep faith in our Father in Heaven and we will seek his comfort and grace during this time."

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With permission from my sister and her husband, I have started this GoFundMe page to help cover the medical expenses and I'm asking for your donation to help them through this tough time...every dollar helps.

We all know that the battle against cancer is a tough one, and that it can be lengthy. This is especially true with Leukemia.

Shannon, Naomi's mother, was met with a $2,000 medical bill within their first 48 hours of this journey, and the medical expenseses keep growing.

Our goal is set at $30,000 but we aren't really sure how much more these expenses will grow over the coming months.

Go #teamnaomi

Thank you.

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Update 3
14 months ago

For those who have asked for a way to send Naomi care packages and cards the family has setup a PO Box.

PO Box 41416
Mesa, AZ 85274
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Update 2
15 months ago

I just received this video from Dan...Naomi was so amazed by Taylor Swift's donation and amazing shout out to her.

Thank you Taylor Swift. You're an amazing caring person, and our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.
Naomi's Reaction 2 Taylor Swift Donation
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Update 1
15 months ago

I just got this pic from Dan (Noami's Dad) and a note, that she started her first day of chemo.
First day of chemo
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Rachel Frabosilio
15 months ago

Unfortunately, I don't have any funds to donate. I wanted to take the time to say that Naomi and her family are in my thoughts and prayers. Is there a way that we can follow her journey? PS I love your anthem :)

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Kristine Jenkins
15 months ago

PLEASE open a post office box for Naomi! I don't live far from you and would love to send something!

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Ryana Johnson
15 months ago

Have you thought about opening a Post Office Box for her. I would be happy to send cards and letters. I live in Alaska so it would be neat for her to get letters or postcards from all over the world.

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Loryn Facemire
15 months ago

Someone please delete Karly Leasa's comment...idk what kind of horrible person says something like that...especially someone who obviously didn't even read the information about this brave girl...prayers to you and your family Naomi, you got this :)

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Sarah Lohman
15 months ago

Some one please take down that horrible comment....... No one needs to see that ..... I got this sweetie u will beat this

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Jose Brienza
15 months ago
9
9

Mr Dan Oakes there is hope, please look Luiz Moura on face about self auto hemoterapia application and she will be made well, i pray for her!

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Jenny Barrios
15 months ago
5
5

Hi Naomi. I'm so sorry you can't make it to the show. If you would like any merch from Taylor's Glendale show please let me know. I would love to get you whatever you would like. Sending you a warm hug.

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Jessere Mason
15 months ago
5
5

My son was recently in Cardons and when he would have to do his walk we would admire Naomi's door because we walked by it daily. We don't know you but are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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Nicole Bell
15 months ago
4
4

Is there a Facebook page where we can follow #teamnaomi ? I will be praying for all of you.

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LesLee Ekwall-Hacker
14 months ago
3
3

Hi Naomi and the entire Oakes family! Our prayers and support go out to you and Naomi. Our daughter, Lauren-aka Lolo, also has Acute Myelocytic Leukemia and is currently in remission. She was in a similar situation 2 years ago, when she was 10. Please find me on facebook if you ever need a mom's perspective or just some support from a family that has shared your journey. If you watch Lolo's Story on you tube, it tells Lolo's story and her plea to have Taylor come see her. I am so happy to see the support Naomi is receiving. Never give up hope....I look forward to hearing of Naomi's progress. I am sorry you all have to be part of the ever growing pediatric cancer family, but know there is a lot of support out there! God Bless....LesLee Hacker

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Esther Duong
15 months ago
3
3

I'm 11 years old, just like you (or maybe you're 12 right now). I just found you out in an article and although I may not have any funds to donate to you, I wish you the best of luck and you will be in my prayers. Stay strong and live a happy life! :D

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Talyn Grunwald
15 months ago
3
3

Unfortunately I am unable to donate as I live less than paycheck to paycheck. However, I felt it necessary to let you know, Naomi, that you can kick cancer's butt! I am studying to be a nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology so I can help little girls and boys like you get healthy again! Praying for you and a comfortable, "swift" recovery! -Fellow Swiftie

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Elizabeth Rowan
15 months ago
3
3

You're going to beat this Naomi. Much love and support to you and your family during this trial. #nuketheluk #badblood #shakeitoff

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Gabriela Laurent
15 months ago
3
3

Naomi, I am so proud of you for fighting like a champion! I was diagnosed with AML in March and ever since Bad Blood started playing on the radio I joked about making a video like you did! Im so glad you made this video and I got to see it! You rock! I've been blogging my experience with AML (while pregnant) if you want to follow along too, it's www.thelaurentlife.wordpress.com We will get rid of this bad blood!!! -Gaby

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Susan Williams Turner
14 months ago
2
2

I am praying for you sweety! You be strong and know the lord is watching over you. I know what you are going through because I spend half my time at the cancer center.Sorry I can not donate due to financial problems due to sickness. I also have a gofundme account. I wish I could send you a card. God Bless you and your family. Hang in there and I will to!! Hugs!

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Jessica Boxell-Shaw
14 months ago
2
2

Naomi, I can't donate right now. I'm heading to Canada soon, like 9 days from now. It'd be awesome to pick you up a postcard, or two, while there, maybe a couple from here in Indiana, also, and send it to you, but I can't find any address for you. However, if I could donate, I would, in a "Swift" heartbeat. Your inspiration to many. I'm extremely glad I heard about you. Prayers to you and your family. A fellow Swifty, Jess

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Johanna Bladh
14 months ago
2
2

Hi Brandon! I'm a swedish journalist trying to get in contact with you regarding this wonderful clip. Would you please email me on johanna.bladh@aftonbladet.se? That would be great! Have a nice day!

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Cassandra Ridgeway
14 months ago
2
2

I wish I was in a financial situation where I could donate to help you fight your bad blood. Sending many prayers your way!

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Jauhnna Karsten
14 months ago
2
2

Naomi ,you are an inspiration to children and adults who are fighting the same " bad blood" just in different forms and stages. Having had this bad blood affect several members off our family,we know 1 st hand the journey and battle you have ahead of you. With your faith in our heavenly father and the love and support of your family and friends,I have no doubt that you will be center stage at Taylor's not Valley concert. We are unable to make a monetary donation due to medical expenses our family has. What I can offer is prayer and support as you embark on the toughest and possibly most important journey of your life. I can also share your story in hopes of inspiring others going through something similar.. Good bless you and your family. Sending prayers and love to you all

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Anna Hammock
15 months ago
2
2

Hello sweet angel. Im sorry you have to fight something like this at such a young age and I hope all goes smooth with your treatments. I have shed many tears for you and your family and know you can keep your head up high. We know you can fight this!!!

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$82,069 of $30k goal

Raised by 652 people in 15 months
Created June 27, 2015
Brandon C. Adams  
on behalf of Daniel Oakes
$35
Anonymous
9 months ago
CK
$50
Christine Kotter
9 months ago
$30
Anonymous
11 months ago
VM
$20
Vanessa Patd MacIver
11 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$20
Valerie Mandarino
12 months ago

From one fighter to another, You can beat this!!! Alex Mandarino

$20
Anonymous
12 months ago
SM
$13
Sarah McLamb
12 months ago

From one TS fan to another, sending prayers and happy thoughts your way. ❤️

VM
$20
Vanessa Patd MacIver
12 months ago (Monthly Donation)
AH
$50
Ashley Hauer
13 months ago
JH
$25
Jeremy and Amelia Harris
13 months ago
Rachel Frabosilio
15 months ago

Unfortunately, I don't have any funds to donate. I wanted to take the time to say that Naomi and her family are in my thoughts and prayers. Is there a way that we can follow her journey? PS I love your anthem :)

+ Read More
Kristine Jenkins
15 months ago

PLEASE open a post office box for Naomi! I don't live far from you and would love to send something!

+ Read More
Ryana Johnson
15 months ago

Have you thought about opening a Post Office Box for her. I would be happy to send cards and letters. I live in Alaska so it would be neat for her to get letters or postcards from all over the world.

+ Read More
Loryn Facemire
15 months ago

Someone please delete Karly Leasa's comment...idk what kind of horrible person says something like that...especially someone who obviously didn't even read the information about this brave girl...prayers to you and your family Naomi, you got this :)

+ Read More
Sarah Lohman
15 months ago

Some one please take down that horrible comment....... No one needs to see that ..... I got this sweetie u will beat this

+ Read More
Jose Brienza
15 months ago
9
9

Mr Dan Oakes there is hope, please look Luiz Moura on face about self auto hemoterapia application and she will be made well, i pray for her!

+ Read More
Jenny Barrios
15 months ago
5
5

Hi Naomi. I'm so sorry you can't make it to the show. If you would like any merch from Taylor's Glendale show please let me know. I would love to get you whatever you would like. Sending you a warm hug.

+ Read More
Jessere Mason
15 months ago
5
5

My son was recently in Cardons and when he would have to do his walk we would admire Naomi's door because we walked by it daily. We don't know you but are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

+ Read More
Nicole Bell
15 months ago
4
4

Is there a Facebook page where we can follow #teamnaomi ? I will be praying for all of you.

+ Read More
LesLee Ekwall-Hacker
14 months ago
3
3

Hi Naomi and the entire Oakes family! Our prayers and support go out to you and Naomi. Our daughter, Lauren-aka Lolo, also has Acute Myelocytic Leukemia and is currently in remission. She was in a similar situation 2 years ago, when she was 10. Please find me on facebook if you ever need a mom's perspective or just some support from a family that has shared your journey. If you watch Lolo's Story on you tube, it tells Lolo's story and her plea to have Taylor come see her. I am so happy to see the support Naomi is receiving. Never give up hope....I look forward to hearing of Naomi's progress. I am sorry you all have to be part of the ever growing pediatric cancer family, but know there is a lot of support out there! God Bless....LesLee Hacker

+ Read More
Esther Duong
15 months ago
3
3

I'm 11 years old, just like you (or maybe you're 12 right now). I just found you out in an article and although I may not have any funds to donate to you, I wish you the best of luck and you will be in my prayers. Stay strong and live a happy life! :D

+ Read More
Talyn Grunwald
15 months ago
3
3

Unfortunately I am unable to donate as I live less than paycheck to paycheck. However, I felt it necessary to let you know, Naomi, that you can kick cancer's butt! I am studying to be a nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology so I can help little girls and boys like you get healthy again! Praying for you and a comfortable, "swift" recovery! -Fellow Swiftie

+ Read More
Elizabeth Rowan
15 months ago
3
3

You're going to beat this Naomi. Much love and support to you and your family during this trial. #nuketheluk #badblood #shakeitoff

+ Read More
Gabriela Laurent
15 months ago
3
3

Naomi, I am so proud of you for fighting like a champion! I was diagnosed with AML in March and ever since Bad Blood started playing on the radio I joked about making a video like you did! Im so glad you made this video and I got to see it! You rock! I've been blogging my experience with AML (while pregnant) if you want to follow along too, it's www.thelaurentlife.wordpress.com We will get rid of this bad blood!!! -Gaby

+ Read More
Susan Williams Turner
14 months ago
2
2

I am praying for you sweety! You be strong and know the lord is watching over you. I know what you are going through because I spend half my time at the cancer center.Sorry I can not donate due to financial problems due to sickness. I also have a gofundme account. I wish I could send you a card. God Bless you and your family. Hang in there and I will to!! Hugs!

+ Read More
Jessica Boxell-Shaw
14 months ago
2
2

Naomi, I can't donate right now. I'm heading to Canada soon, like 9 days from now. It'd be awesome to pick you up a postcard, or two, while there, maybe a couple from here in Indiana, also, and send it to you, but I can't find any address for you. However, if I could donate, I would, in a "Swift" heartbeat. Your inspiration to many. I'm extremely glad I heard about you. Prayers to you and your family. A fellow Swifty, Jess

+ Read More
Johanna Bladh
14 months ago
2
2

Hi Brandon! I'm a swedish journalist trying to get in contact with you regarding this wonderful clip. Would you please email me on johanna.bladh@aftonbladet.se? That would be great! Have a nice day!

+ Read More
Cassandra Ridgeway
14 months ago
2
2

I wish I was in a financial situation where I could donate to help you fight your bad blood. Sending many prayers your way!

+ Read More
Jauhnna Karsten
14 months ago
2
2

Naomi ,you are an inspiration to children and adults who are fighting the same " bad blood" just in different forms and stages. Having had this bad blood affect several members off our family,we know 1 st hand the journey and battle you have ahead of you. With your faith in our heavenly father and the love and support of your family and friends,I have no doubt that you will be center stage at Taylor's not Valley concert. We are unable to make a monetary donation due to medical expenses our family has. What I can offer is prayer and support as you embark on the toughest and possibly most important journey of your life. I can also share your story in hopes of inspiring others going through something similar.. Good bless you and your family. Sending prayers and love to you all

+ Read More
Anna Hammock
15 months ago
2
2

Hello sweet angel. Im sorry you have to fight something like this at such a young age and I hope all goes smooth with your treatments. I have shed many tears for you and your family and know you can keep your head up high. We know you can fight this!!!

+ Read More
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