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Hearts & Ribbons Benefit
Angelina is representing kids with cancer everywhere for this fundraiser at Boca Grande Mexican Cantina. Make sure you go, bring toys and friends!
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Peach Fuzz Update from Mom and Dad
It’s been well over a month since the Little Angelina Dinner Dance, and although LittleAngelina.org has been silent (due to a much needed break on our parts) Angelina has undergone several procedures, including the replacement of her stem cells and intense radiation.
As you can hopefully see in the above picture, her hair is slowly taking over her head with a peach fuzz-like softness. We’re so glad to it’s growing in!
As for the Dinner Dance’s success, over 400 lovely folks turned out to enjoy the celebratory feast in honor of Angelina. YOU generously gave thousands of dollars and all we can say is THANK YOU. We’re overwhelmed by your kindness. We will have the Dinner Dance video posted for you as soon as our good friend gets around to it.
That said, here’s an update from Luigi and Diana, Angelina’s parents:
“Although Angelina has responded well to her treatment, she still has about SIX more months to finish her Protocol. We are still battling for her mentally and physically.
“Starting the first week of May, her next phase will be similar to the chemotherapy phase where she will be admitted for one or two weeks at a time for six rounds.
“God bless always! Angel WILL be okay! She has respond extremely well thus far. This next phase will be tough but not as tough as chemo treatment. She will need our full attention and energy for this fight! We have won many battles and this will be no different. Keep moving forward people!!!
“P.S. Sorry for using the word ‘thus.’ lol. THE WAR ALMOST OVER BABY!!!! I SEE HAPPY TIMES AHEAD!! :)”
Dinner Dance Raffles!
As a means to spicing up the already fiery dinner dance, we will be raffling off TONS of goodies—from pricey to modest and unconventional to practical.
Raffle tickets will be priced according to which level of value their represented items are place in: GOLD or SILVER. For example, a car’s raffle ticket will be more costly than a Barbie’s raffle ticket.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HELPING LITTLE ANGELINA’S FAMILY OFFSET MEDICAL BILLS FOR HER TREATMENT.
Here are a few of the ever-increasing number of prizes you CAN win if you’re at the Little Angelina Dinner Dance on February, 24, 2012.
1 – New Jersey Nets floor-seat tickets!
2 – Blu Salon spa services!
3 – Dancing lesson from one of the Dancing with the Stars studios!
4 – One hour photo sessions with Lifting the Veil Productions.
(If you’re a business or individual who would like to offer your services or items for free as raffles at the dinner dance, please email Chiara at CSforza1@gmail.com.)
We hope this gives you all the more reason to join us at the Little Angelina Dinner Dance. If you haven’t already, BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE today and email CSforza1@gmail.com to reserve a table with friends, who’ve already purchased their tickets.
After the Surgery
BUY YOUR DINNER DANCE TICKETS NOW SO YOU CAN RESERVE A TABLE WITH FRIENDS.
After doctors discovered little Angelina’s tumor shrunk from softball to golf ball size, they scheduled her intricately delicate surgery to have the monster removed at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 10th.
Having to slice a six-inch incision on her right abdomen, doctors dove in, thinking they’d mainly have to remove the tumor and a bit of Angelina’s liver–only to find out they also had to shave off a portion of her diaphragm.
After several hours of being under the blinding surgery lights, doctors successfully accomplished their work, but mom and dad still had a job to do.
For two days, little Angelina was again bed-ridden, hardly able to move as the pain was practically unbearable. But as if God, in His providence, decided on a quick recovery for her frail body (which we believe!), on the third day after surgery, she became smiley and more mobile.
Her healing progress was so rapid that doctors dismissed her on Sunday, January 15th–two days before her scheduled dismissal.
Now at home with mom, dad and her big brother, she’s resuming recovery. Although she isn’t fully physically healed, she’s happy, and that is wonderful to see.
She also can’t seem to forget the lyrics, “I’m sexy and I know it,” as she repeats them incessantly.
As we shared in our last post, she has a trying road ahead of her in the next year or so, as she’ll undergo at least one more round of intense chemo, a stem cell transplant, two weeks of radiation and her immunotherapy–a painful treatment that will require a morphine drip.
THANK YOU for your loving financial and prayer support. We seriously want to see you ALL at the dinner dance. Please come and bring friends!