"And though she be but little, she is fierce!" - William Shakespeare
My friend Jonathan (known to me as “Chuck” when we were teenagers) has an infant daughter who has been recently diagnosed with the youngest ever case of an already extremely rare form of cancer. His family has started collecting donations to help them with the expenses (of which there are many). Here is the info, please consider donating any amount, if you can:
"On October 31st 2013, two month old Piper was admitted to Children’s Hospital, unable to keep food down or pass waste. After enduring more than a week of tests, Piper went in for surgery on November 10th, where doctors found and removed a mass from her intestines. Then began the long, hard wait for the pathology results. After more than 3 weeks in the hospital, Piper and her mother, Katie, were released home, still with no diagnosis. Her stay at home was short, Piper was re-admitted to Children’s on November 27th with severe pain and vomiting.
On December 3rd, after three weeks of working to determine what exactly the mass was, doctors delivered the news. Piper has been diagnosed with Dentritic Cell Sarcoma, an extremely rare form of cancer. In fact, Piper is one of the only known pediatric cases of this cancer, and the youngest ever diagnosed.
Piper and her family have a long road ahead, as they could face years of treatment. Medical expenses are already mounting, and will continue to grow. With Piper’s three year old brother, Evan, to care for as well, their father, Jonathan, has been commuting between work, home, and the hospital, adding additional costs for food and gas.
Please help Jonathan and Katie put 100% of their focus and energy on helping Piper with the fight ahead by alleviating the stress of these growing expenses.
Thank you for your prayers and support!