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Posted: 11/21/2023 10:16:02 PM EDT
I hate to ask for help, but I find myself in a situation where my family could really use some assistance, as hard as it is to admit. My 9 year old daughter Cal has two malignant brain tumors and recently started receiving Chemo after brain surgery could not fully remove the tumors and targeted therapy failed. We'll be doing a lot of traveling for tests and treatments and my wife is having to drop to a part time position to allow Cal to get the medical treatment she needs. If you would feel so inclined to help, we would appreciate your generosity. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we go through this challenging situation.

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Backstory: In late 2022, Cal started having some odd things happening: random vomiting, migraines, slurred speech, etc. We took her to the family doctor who referred us to a neurology specialist. The neurologist didn't think there was anything wrong, but sent her for an MRI, just to be sure. We had the MRI in January, and received a call shortly thereafter with the shocking news that she had masses in her brain that are causing extreme pressure levels. We were sent immediately to a hospital with pediatric neurosurgery for emergency brain surgery. They were able to relieve the pressure and remove some of the masses, but a large portion was inoperable due to the location.

The surgeon took samples for testing, and sent them to St. Jude for analysis. This came back as a cancer called Astrocytoma, much to our dismay. Cal's tumors have a specific genetic mutation that allows them to be targeted by some newer cancer therapy drugs, so we started a pill based targeted treatment in March. After several months of this treatment, she had to stop because the side effects were becoming too significant to continue, even though it was effectively shrinking the tumors. That brings us to the present, where she has a chemo IV port installed and has started chemo infusions. They expect this to be weekly outpatient treatment for a year. She has a relatively good prognosis, likely to be able to achieve remission, but they also said this type of cancer tends to be chronic in younger patients, so it could be a many year fight with relapse somewhat likely.

Cal likes shooting and hunting with dad. She recently was able to harvest a 7x7 bull elk thanks to the generosity of Hunt of a Lifetime foundation for children with serious illness. You probably don't know too many other 9yr old girls who shoot 7.62 LR308 for fun, but then again, this is ARFCOM.

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Link Posted: 11/21/2023 10:17:40 PM EDT
God bless. My 6 year old has been in cancer treatment for 2 years this Christmas.

Link Posted: 11/21/2023 10:25:31 PM EDT
OST for later when not on a phone...
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 10:29:21 PM EDT
Just Sent!

My wife is beating breast cancer with success. We wish Cal the best and hope she has success in kicking cancers ass.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 10:31:43 PM EDT
So sorry you she and you are going through this. In addition to the resources of St Jude’s, I suggest you touch base with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.   Prayers.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 10:38:01 PM EDT
Subscribed. I will hit you up when I can. Good luck
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 10:40:33 PM EDT
Donated for your girl.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 10:43:29 PM EDT
Prayers sent
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 10:47:55 PM EDT
Sent a modest donation, and some prayers. She will beat this!
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 10:51:04 PM EDT
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OST for later when not on a phone...
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Link Posted: 11/21/2023 10:54:11 PM EDT
Sent, Best of luck to your family!
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:00:47 PM EDT
Prayers and donation sent. God bless you and your family.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:10:08 PM EDT
Hit. Praying for her....
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:12:14 PM EDT
Prayers sent
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:12:43 PM EDT
Hit. God bless you all!
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:15:47 PM EDT
Man I hate to hear this. I know this is my first post and all and others may think I'm a newb, fed etc. But my son got to ring the bell on Oct 24th after a year of treatment. He didn't have brain cancer but I know what you guys are going through between the fears and uncertainties. I'll make a donation and pray for your daughter and your families well being. If you ever need someone to talk to shoot me a message god bless and kick cancers ass
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:21:45 PM EDT
Prayers out for your little girl and your family.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:27:54 PM EDT
Hit and bump

praying for you all too
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:30:26 PM EDT
May God heal this baby
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:30:46 PM EDT
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Prayers out for your little girl and your family.
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Keep being there for her, Dad.   That's the most important thing.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:31:14 PM EDT
Look up fenbenzadole.  FTC used it to cure his dog.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:35:14 PM EDT
Brother I am sorry to hear this.  Have hope.  My son is going on 7 yrs cancer free.  He had osteosarcoma and completed treatment Aug of 2017.

I will donate when I get paid this week and will send prayers out for your family.  There is a great bunch of guys here and we will be here to sup[port you!

Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:35:27 PM EDT
I'm the Grinch, but those 2 guys in my avatar are decent and gave a little.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:35:54 PM EDT
Done. Let’s keep this going.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:43:42 PM EDT
I'll do what I can.  My wife was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Christmas Day 6 years ago.  Recurrence this past August.  God Bless.  I understand the journey Cal is undertaking.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:45:52 PM EDT
Hit. Prayers for you guys.
Link Posted: 11/21/2023 11:59:08 PM EDT
Hit and prayers.

Link Posted: 11/22/2023 12:41:38 AM EDT
Your daughter's situation is definitely something to ask for help from the us.
In a way, we are a large family, a dysfunctional one, but a family none-the-less.
Hopefully, you will exceed your goal and your daughter will completely recover.
You and your family have my prayers.
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 12:51:22 AM EDT
Hit/bump. That’s a great picture of her!

Link Posted: 11/22/2023 12:58:46 AM EDT
Sending prayers OP. I'll send you something tomorrow.

God speed young lady.
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 1:13:33 AM EDT
I'm a little suspicious, y'know, being approved by a volleyball and all, but I kicked in a little anyway. Looks like you got a good one there!
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 1:17:00 AM EDT
And I’ll pray
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 1:20:24 AM EDT
Prayers for your Daughter bro.
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 1:27:51 AM EDT
8.7   87   8700

Whatever it takes

Link Posted: 11/22/2023 1:30:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 1:31:54 AM EDT
Prayers sent, plus donation.

Fight and never give up!
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 1:39:54 AM EDT
Hit, Keep up the good fight as a father, it won't be easy. Everyone here has your back. Prayers for your daughter's full recovery.
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 1:44:37 AM EDT
Brother, I’ve hit it and I’m sorry.
Your beautiful daughter looks like my middle daughter and I can’t even imagine what you’re going through.

May you find the treatment that beats this, may the doctors be guided, and may your family have strength and peace.

God Bless you all.
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 1:46:00 AM EDT
Donation sent,   stay strong,  keep fighting
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 2:00:13 AM EDT
Did our part + bump.

Andy, Callie and family are what we should all aspire to be. Genuinely awesome people.

Mila and Callie have become fast friends, too.

You've got this, bud.  Our family will always be in your corner.
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 2:07:58 AM EDT

Link Posted: 11/22/2023 2:24:34 AM EDT
Praying for her and your family.  Seems like a great daughter.  

Link Posted: 11/22/2023 2:35:02 AM EDT
My prayers are with you and your little girl...
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 2:46:11 AM EDT
Donated. Prayers for your daughter.
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 8:30:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 8:37:56 AM EDT
Adding her and your family to my prayers list.  Donation hit.  My daughter potentially has an issue.  We are waiting on MRI results.  Scary time.
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 8:59:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 9:01:08 AM EDT
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Adding her and your family to my prayers list.  Donation hit.  My daughter potentially has an issue.  We are waiting on MRI results.  Scary time.
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Waiting and not knowing sucks, hoping for the best for your family.

Thanks everyone for the encouragement, support and advice. You all are awesome!
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 9:22:09 AM EDT
Happy to help.
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 9:37:52 AM EDT
Prayers for your daughter OP, and well as for your family. Asking for healing, rapid recovery, and that all of your and her financial and spiritual needs be met. In Jesus' precious name.

I'm unable to help financially right now, but should be able to help in a few weeks.
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 9:41:51 AM EDT
Done, lets keep this going.
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