Families in Need
Below are just a few of the many Michigan families affected by cancer, who have been helped by Angels of Hope. Take some time to read their stories, and see how your generous donations can help other families battling this terrible disease.
Andrew was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors in November 2014. After entering a “no evidence of disease” phase, his cancer returned in February 2017.
Christopher was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with liver metastasis in June 2018. He will receive chemo until the disease progresses or 48 cycles occur.
Dominic was diagnosed with JMML in July 2017.
Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia is a serious and rare malignancy (1-2% of all leukemias) with a very poor prognosis.
Conner was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in November 2017. His mother explained that he was complaining of knee pain and was having difficulty walking.
Maria was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung in June 2018. The cancer has metastasized to her brain. She is currently receiving chemotherapy and radiation.
Noah was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in August 2018. He receives in-patient chemotherapy at DeVos Children’s Hospital – which is over 2 hours away from the family’s home.
Pedro was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in July 2017. The week of his cancer diagnosis, his mother took him to the doctor because of headaches and stomach pain.
Carter was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in March 2017.
He receives chemotherapy and radiation, both of which are at times administered in-patient.
Joseph was diagnosed with tonsillar cancer in June 2018.
His treatment resulted in a loss of mouth functionality, including speaking and swallowing.
Zareion was diagnosed with stage IV Wilm’s tumor in January 2018.
Zareion’s mother explained that she took him to the ER, as his stomach was hurting and was swollen.
Sara was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in July 2018. She’s had surgery to remove the affected tissue and lymph nodes and began chemo in October. She receives treatment every 2 weeks.
Jozlyn was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May 2018. She completed multiple rounds of chemotherapy and internal radiation. Jozlyn in a single mother of 3 girls ages 14, 8 and 1.
Christa was diagnosed in June 2017 with small cell neuroendocrine cervical cancer.
She underwent surgery and continues with chemotherapy.
Prior to his diagnosis, Alex had been complaining of headaches and would sometimes complain of double vision. He was an avid baseball player, so his parents chalked it up dehydration and thought it could possibly be migraines.
Cruzito was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in November 2017. Cruz’s illness began last fall.
His parents explained that he wasn’t acting normal – not eating, not playing and was very sleepy.