Hurled at us like an unexpected bomb in our guts, doctors found in little Angelina a horrid 9 cm tumor on August 18, 2011, which they later deemed a malignant neuroblastoma, a deadly and rare childhood cancer. Nurses and surgeons quickly wired a permanent central line in our two-and-a-half-year-old princess’s chest, serving as a central intravenous for chemotherapy and nourishment in the dire months ahead.
Whereas once little Angelina delighted in doctors visits (often forcing her family to play sick or dead so she could fix us) she now dreads them, as they are daily pricking and poking in an attempt to destroy the now 11 cm tumor (August 27) between her kidney and liver.
Pumped with a morphine drip for the painful ache, Angelina has not allowed her mom to leave her side.
This is hope. She is strong enough to robustly grip her mother’s neck; she will be strong enough to destroy this devilish growth until God heals her or until the end of her chemo treatment.
We, the Sforza family, dedicate this webpage to fundraising for the anticipated hundreds of thousands (or even millions) in healthcare costs and other related costs.
Whether it’s $10, $100 or $1000—one time or monthly—together, in strength and numbers, we are helping to make each day a better one for Angelina, Giovanni, Diana and Luigi Sforza. Your gifts WILL allow Angelina, her brother and parents to continue to focus all of their energy and strength on WINNING this battle!
PLEASE CLICK ON THE “DONATE” BUTTON TO THE RIGHT TO DONATE SAFELY AND SECURELY WITH A CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD.
“If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.” ~Lance Armstrong