Aleysia Gates

Aleysia Gates is six years old. She lives in Detroit, Michigan with her mom, LaToya, and her siblings – Edwin (15), Asia (14) and Alexis (13). In March of 2013 Aleysia was diagnosed with an extremely serious form of brain cancer called Pineoblastoma. Since the diagnosis, Aleysia has undergone surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. The cancerous […]

Aleysia Gates is six years old. She lives in Detroit, Michigan with her mom, LaToya, and her siblings – Edwin (15), Asia (14) and Alexis (13).
In March of 2013 Aleysia was diagnosed with an extremely serious form of brain cancer called Pineoblastoma. Since the diagnosis, Aleysia has undergone surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. The cancerous tumor’s location within her brain has left her with severe impairments and has devastated her physically and mentally. She requires around the clock care of specialized feedings, medications to control daily seizures, physical therapy and so much more.
Since Aleysia’s diagnosis LaToya has not been able to return to work due to the day to day care that Aleysia requires. The other children in the home, all busy teenagers with school and other commitments, help when they can so that LaToya can get some rest. However, daily life for this family is stressful. The financial burden is enormous as they are now existing on a monthly social security check of less than $1,000.00 dollars. Impossible to imagine and even more impossible for the family to live on. The road has been a tough one for this family with no significant chance for relief in the near future.
Angels of Hope is proud to be able to step up to assist LaToya with some of her expenses while she continues to care for Aleysia.

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