The Vaillancourt Family

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Raised by 2,511 people in 14 months
Jenna Koch
on behalf of Phil Vaillancourt
 TONAWANDA, NY
Kim (maiden name Eisenhauer) and Phil Vaillancourt were always meant to do great things, their two biological children stole their hearts, and nothing was different nearly three years ago when they started the adoption process of three sisters. Despite the hectic life of raising five kids, everyone around them watched as their eyes filled with excitement when they found out they were expecting a baby boy in May 2016. On December 25, 2015, just two days after they officially adopted the three girls, Kim woke up with a terrible migraine. Kim's pain tolerance is so high she didn't think anything of it, but non of her favorite Christmas treats were appetizing, really nothing was other than sleep. Two days later, when it only got worse, Kim asked Phil to take her to the hospital. Kim is tough, so when she asks to go to the hospital something is wrong. Hours later, they were given heart breaking news, Kim had two brain tumors, one on the frontal left lobe, and one on the stem of the brain. If she was not pregnant they would have operated immediately, because of the location on the brain stem. But because of baby Vaillancourt the doctor wanted to put her on steroids for 24 hours before removing both tumors.

The surgery was successful and both tumors were removed and sent to pathology. Although we do not have official results from the biopsies (expected next week), the Vaillancourt family (single family income) will have a long road ahead. With regular doctors visits, prescription medication, and every day household expenses for the family.

Please consider any donation to assist the family in their time of need. Thank you and God Bless!
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Update 6
Posted by Jenna Koch
11 months ago
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The Vaillancourt Family is blessed to announce the birth of Wyatt Eli on April 8, 2016.
Jenna Koch, long time family friend and spokesperson said, "Mother and Baby are doing amazing. Wyatt Eli graced the world with his presence at 3:11am on Friday morning. He weighed in at 4lbs 7 oz and was 17.50 inches long. The Vaillancourt family is beyond grateful for the community's support and continued prayers during this time.

Wyatt Eli meaning, "little warrior sent by God" is wrapped in love by parents; Kim and Phil, brother, sisters, family, and countless friends.
The family asks for your continued prayers.

Jenna Koch said the family is "over the moon excited" to Welcome Wyatt into their extraordinary family. Koch continued to say that the entire Country has gravitated towards the beautiful family and offered prayers, support, and love. Wyatt Eli is surrounded with love from all over.

Please see the story that aired this morning from Melissa Holmes WGRZ, Channel 2 news in Buffalo. Thank you to Melissa for shining the spotlight on this amazing family.

http://www.wgrz.com/mb/entertainment/television/programs/daybreak/community-prepares-for-benefit-for-mom-of-six-with-brain-cancer/129280631
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Update 5
Posted by Jenna Koch
13 months ago
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http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/02/22/pregnant-mom-5-diagnosed-with-brain-cancer.html

Kim and her beautiful family have been featured on Fox News online.

The support from the entire Country has been incredible. The family is eternally grateful for all your support.
Please continue to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
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Posted by Jenna Koch
13 months ago
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http://www.wgrz.com/mb/entertainment/television/programs/daybreak/pregnant-mother-of-two-adopts-three-more-days-later-diagnosed-with-brain-cancer/46562266

Please check the story that aired on Channel 2 this morning. Share with your friends, family, and neighbors.
Thank you to Channel 2 daybreak and the Buffalo News for shining the spotlight on this beautiful family.
We are a small community with giant hearts. Please pray for Kim and her entire family.
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Update 3
Posted by Jenna Koch
13 months ago
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Don't forget to tune into WGRZ tomorrow morning at 6am to see Kim and her beautiful families story.
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Donnita Coonts
13 months ago

Prayers for you and your family! My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 gliablastoma also...4 years ago last December and still no sign of regrowth! After his surgery for removal of the tumor (they were only able to remove 75%) he went through radiation and placed on Temadar, which didn't work and the tumor was growing again within 4 months, he was told to go home and enjoy what was left of his life...they said 9-12 months. We refused to accept that and God led us to a dr that specializes in gbm at uams in Little Rock, Arkansas! Long story short she sent him to NIH in Maryland for clinical trials. My husband said if it didn't help him, maybe it would the next person! They put him on Avastin and within 2 months the tumor was gone and hasn't returned!!! He still has to go for his avastin every 3 weeks and the drs said he will have to for the rest of his life but he's here and going strong and doing pretty much anything he wants! From articles I have found on the internet, some have went 10+ years without any regrowth! Please don't give up and find a dr that won't give up!!! But most of all... Stay strong in your faith in God!!! He isnt finished with you and your sweet family...this is just a bump in the road! Again, we will be praying for you and your family!!!

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Aimee Staudt
13 months ago

My husband was diagnosed with a GBM on December 3rd and is currently going through chemo and radiation. We have 4 small children and I know exactly what you guys are going through. Please do not give up hope. There are long term survivors- we have spoken to a 12 year and 15 year survivor and it gave us so much inspiration. I'd love to share their names with you if you'd like to speak to them yourself- you can private message me at Aimee Staudt. You can also read our story at gofundme/jeffstaudt I have done a ton of research on additional things such as diet, suplimentation and essential oils. We believe in both traditional medicine and also looking outside the "standard treatments". There is hope- do not lose your faith. My husband, family, friends and I have adapoted the motto "Win The Day". Every day is a win- there are never any guarantees. God has a plan- please know that you can rely on others such as us to keep your spirits high. Please reach out to me if you'd like to talk more. We are living through the same fears you are. We will add you to our prayers. Keep fighting and win the day! With Love, Aimee and Jeff Staudt. #wintheday

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Darcy Lynne Geis
13 months ago
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I am so unbelievably sorry for all your family is going through. Although I cannot help monetarily, I would gladly offer some meal preparations, help with the children or any kind of help. My husband also works for TOT and we are a family of 6 as well so we know how that alone is stressful. God Bless your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Gail Camilleri
13 months ago
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Praying for the Vaillancourt family and all who love them.

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Kasey Weaver
14 months ago
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The whole families thinking of you guys! Never stop fighting.

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Christine Miles
14 months ago
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My prayers go out to your whole family.

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Dennis Delfosse
13 months ago
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Kim and family, please try to get to Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University for the PVS-RIPO Clinical Study! For further information please contact the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke at (919) 684-5301. You may qualify! God bless you!

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Dawn Cardascia
13 months ago
1
1

Duke University has an incredibly promising study for GB using Polio Vaccine. Something worth looking into. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless

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Maggie Adams
13 months ago
1
1

As we watched the video series we marveled at how God has given us so many resources to heal our bodies! https://thetruthaboutcancer.com

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Karen Henkel Bobst
13 months ago
1
1

I pray for PEACE and STRENGTH for you as you tackle the days ahead. I will also pray for a MIRACLE of healing!

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Kristina Johnson
13 months ago
1
1

God bless you and your family! I only wish I could donate! But all I can send right now is my prayers my God bless you and your loving family and your unborn child!

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Catherine Richards
14 months ago
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Hoping & praying for your family. Just lost a close member of our family to glioblastoma and it is truly a devastating disease.

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Trina Duszynski-Marcus
14 months ago
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My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your beautiful family. I continue to pray for you everyday. Stay strong once a friend always a friend if you ever need anything I'm here for all of you always. Love ya

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Frances Rego Galdon
4 months ago

I wasn't done, I have references. Your wife has touch me, you see I too have something in my brain, they are watching it has not done anything in months, but I too could be in your wives shoes at anytime. So please take my number and if I can do anything, even if it it to go to the grocery store for you, change a diaper ( I was a nanny once) help with the children, I would just like to help your family. My name is Frances . Don't want to leave my number on a public forum so you could find me on Facebook under Frances Rego Galdon if you would like my help. And of course it all would be pro bono. ♥

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Frances Rego Galdon
4 months ago

I was pleased to see the update with Kim on the news this morning, but on the other was so touch by all the children coming together and pitching in. this holiday season I would love to make thing a bit easier for you and your family by offering you and your family some cleaning services. I own my own cleaning company and would like to make things just a bit easier this holiday season. I have been in business over 12 years I am fully l licensed

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Clint Danette Bauman
8 months ago

I forgot to mention my husband dud go off all sugar, fried or fatty foods. And He juiced twice a week to remove toxins. Drs are amazed. I know so many things thrown your way, not practical or affordable. Please check kangen water as in my comment below.

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Clint Danette Bauman
8 months ago

My husband same thing. Stage 4 brain n spine cancer. Said so aggressive prob wouldn't make it. Had radiation n Cyberknife at Utsw Dallas. Amazing Drs n staff. Did all they could and nothing left to offer him. Kangen water was shared with us. Each 8 ounce glass equal to 20,000 blueberries. He has gotten rid of spine cancer n now 3 out of 6 tumors in brain are gone. I'm not a believer in most cures/ ideas. This was worth the try. My husband is 42, healthy otherwise, fit, father of 4 girls (14,13,7,3) we have been married 21 years. Please look into this. Huge in Japan.

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Kriss Bidwell
11 months ago

After reading so much garbage and stumbling on your story, I thank GOD that there are people who still do what's morally right in GODS eyes! Gives HOPE as our world is sliding quickly into a moral vacuum! FATHER GOD I ask that YOU surround and hover over this family. That the ripple effect will be FAR AND WIDE as YOU accomplish Miraculous things thru theses lives YOU have created! BLESS IN EVERY WAY, financial, Spiritual, emotional and physical. Give them YOUR WISDOM...and, HOLY SPIRIT, please heal her on this earth, completely!! We desperately need these courageous people longer....in JESUS, GLORIOUS STRONG NAME! AMEN, SO BE IT!

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Suzanne Szustakowski
11 months ago

Congratulates! Your family remains in our prayers!

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Patty Sheehan
11 months ago

I thought this article and video may be helpful. My husband Is a 21 year colon cancer survivor. He survived metastasis to his liver and lung. He had colon, liver and lung resections. The surgeon was unable to remove all of the tumors in his liver. He used multiple alternative therapies including many supplements. We did not share this information with his oncologist. We believe the combination conventional and alternative therapies saved his life. Please watch this video and obtain the book. God bless you, Kim, and your family. Praying for your healing! http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/04/09/atrocious-state-cancer-treatment.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160409Z1&et_cid=DM102212&et_rid=1437210537

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$166,419 of $175k goal

Raised by 2,511 people in 14 months
Created January 2, 2016
Jenna Koch  
on behalf of Phil Vaillancourt
JM
$200
jennifer/greg mcdougall/donnelly
5 days ago

praying for you and your family you are a testament of faith, family and strength

CJ
$100
Camie Jarrell
8 days ago
$50
Kelly Passucci
8 days ago

May God Bless You!

BH
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Betsey Higgins
8 days ago
AL
$35
Avarello Lori
8 days ago

I am praying for you and your beautiful family!

MS
$50
Marygrace Sherry
9 days ago

Praying for your beautiful family.

BW
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Bonnie Weber
9 days ago
1
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You are in our prayers. You are amazing.

ND
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Nicole Denaro
9 days ago
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Anonymous
1 month ago
LM
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Lynda Michnik
1 month ago
Donnita Coonts
13 months ago

Prayers for you and your family! My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 gliablastoma also...4 years ago last December and still no sign of regrowth! After his surgery for removal of the tumor (they were only able to remove 75%) he went through radiation and placed on Temadar, which didn't work and the tumor was growing again within 4 months, he was told to go home and enjoy what was left of his life...they said 9-12 months. We refused to accept that and God led us to a dr that specializes in gbm at uams in Little Rock, Arkansas! Long story short she sent him to NIH in Maryland for clinical trials. My husband said if it didn't help him, maybe it would the next person! They put him on Avastin and within 2 months the tumor was gone and hasn't returned!!! He still has to go for his avastin every 3 weeks and the drs said he will have to for the rest of his life but he's here and going strong and doing pretty much anything he wants! From articles I have found on the internet, some have went 10+ years without any regrowth! Please don't give up and find a dr that won't give up!!! But most of all... Stay strong in your faith in God!!! He isnt finished with you and your sweet family...this is just a bump in the road! Again, we will be praying for you and your family!!!

+ Read More
Aimee Staudt
13 months ago

My husband was diagnosed with a GBM on December 3rd and is currently going through chemo and radiation. We have 4 small children and I know exactly what you guys are going through. Please do not give up hope. There are long term survivors- we have spoken to a 12 year and 15 year survivor and it gave us so much inspiration. I'd love to share their names with you if you'd like to speak to them yourself- you can private message me at Aimee Staudt. You can also read our story at gofundme/jeffstaudt I have done a ton of research on additional things such as diet, suplimentation and essential oils. We believe in both traditional medicine and also looking outside the "standard treatments". There is hope- do not lose your faith. My husband, family, friends and I have adapoted the motto "Win The Day". Every day is a win- there are never any guarantees. God has a plan- please know that you can rely on others such as us to keep your spirits high. Please reach out to me if you'd like to talk more. We are living through the same fears you are. We will add you to our prayers. Keep fighting and win the day! With Love, Aimee and Jeff Staudt. #wintheday

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Darcy Lynne Geis
13 months ago
5
5

I am so unbelievably sorry for all your family is going through. Although I cannot help monetarily, I would gladly offer some meal preparations, help with the children or any kind of help. My husband also works for TOT and we are a family of 6 as well so we know how that alone is stressful. God Bless your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

+ Read More
Gail Camilleri
13 months ago
2
2

Praying for the Vaillancourt family and all who love them.

+ Read More
Kasey Weaver
14 months ago
2
2

The whole families thinking of you guys! Never stop fighting.

+ Read More
Christine Miles
14 months ago
2
2

My prayers go out to your whole family.

+ Read More
Dennis Delfosse
13 months ago
1
1

Kim and family, please try to get to Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University for the PVS-RIPO Clinical Study! For further information please contact the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke at (919) 684-5301. You may qualify! God bless you!

+ Read More
Dawn Cardascia
13 months ago
1
1

Duke University has an incredibly promising study for GB using Polio Vaccine. Something worth looking into. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless

+ Read More
Maggie Adams
13 months ago
1
1

As we watched the video series we marveled at how God has given us so many resources to heal our bodies! https://thetruthaboutcancer.com

+ Read More
Karen Henkel Bobst
13 months ago
1
1

I pray for PEACE and STRENGTH for you as you tackle the days ahead. I will also pray for a MIRACLE of healing!

+ Read More
Kristina Johnson
13 months ago
1
1

God bless you and your family! I only wish I could donate! But all I can send right now is my prayers my God bless you and your loving family and your unborn child!

+ Read More
Catherine Richards
14 months ago
1
1

Hoping & praying for your family. Just lost a close member of our family to glioblastoma and it is truly a devastating disease.

+ Read More
Trina Duszynski-Marcus
14 months ago
1
1

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your beautiful family. I continue to pray for you everyday. Stay strong once a friend always a friend if you ever need anything I'm here for all of you always. Love ya

+ Read More
Frances Rego Galdon
4 months ago

I wasn't done, I have references. Your wife has touch me, you see I too have something in my brain, they are watching it has not done anything in months, but I too could be in your wives shoes at anytime. So please take my number and if I can do anything, even if it it to go to the grocery store for you, change a diaper ( I was a nanny once) help with the children, I would just like to help your family. My name is Frances . Don't want to leave my number on a public forum so you could find me on Facebook under Frances Rego Galdon if you would like my help. And of course it all would be pro bono. ♥

+ Read More
Frances Rego Galdon
4 months ago

I was pleased to see the update with Kim on the news this morning, but on the other was so touch by all the children coming together and pitching in. this holiday season I would love to make thing a bit easier for you and your family by offering you and your family some cleaning services. I own my own cleaning company and would like to make things just a bit easier this holiday season. I have been in business over 12 years I am fully l licensed

+ Read More
Clint Danette Bauman
8 months ago

I forgot to mention my husband dud go off all sugar, fried or fatty foods. And He juiced twice a week to remove toxins. Drs are amazed. I know so many things thrown your way, not practical or affordable. Please check kangen water as in my comment below.

+ Read More
Clint Danette Bauman
8 months ago

My husband same thing. Stage 4 brain n spine cancer. Said so aggressive prob wouldn't make it. Had radiation n Cyberknife at Utsw Dallas. Amazing Drs n staff. Did all they could and nothing left to offer him. Kangen water was shared with us. Each 8 ounce glass equal to 20,000 blueberries. He has gotten rid of spine cancer n now 3 out of 6 tumors in brain are gone. I'm not a believer in most cures/ ideas. This was worth the try. My husband is 42, healthy otherwise, fit, father of 4 girls (14,13,7,3) we have been married 21 years. Please look into this. Huge in Japan.

+ Read More
Kriss Bidwell
11 months ago

After reading so much garbage and stumbling on your story, I thank GOD that there are people who still do what's morally right in GODS eyes! Gives HOPE as our world is sliding quickly into a moral vacuum! FATHER GOD I ask that YOU surround and hover over this family. That the ripple effect will be FAR AND WIDE as YOU accomplish Miraculous things thru theses lives YOU have created! BLESS IN EVERY WAY, financial, Spiritual, emotional and physical. Give them YOUR WISDOM...and, HOLY SPIRIT, please heal her on this earth, completely!! We desperately need these courageous people longer....in JESUS, GLORIOUS STRONG NAME! AMEN, SO BE IT!

+ Read More
Suzanne Szustakowski
11 months ago

Congratulates! Your family remains in our prayers!

+ Read More
Patty Sheehan
11 months ago

I thought this article and video may be helpful. My husband Is a 21 year colon cancer survivor. He survived metastasis to his liver and lung. He had colon, liver and lung resections. The surgeon was unable to remove all of the tumors in his liver. He used multiple alternative therapies including many supplements. We did not share this information with his oncologist. We believe the combination conventional and alternative therapies saved his life. Please watch this video and obtain the book. God bless you, Kim, and your family. Praying for your healing! http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/04/09/atrocious-state-cancer-treatment.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160409Z1&et_cid=DM102212&et_rid=1437210537

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