Sydney Rae Redick is a beautiful 9 year old girl who had a severe reaction to her Hepatitis B vaccination at birth.
Sydney is hearing and vision impaired and has suffered from multiple seizures daily. Doctors place her development at that of a 4 to 9 month old. Sydney attends a special school where she receives P.T., O.T., V.I., and Hearing and Speech Services.
Recently, Sydney started undergoing hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Since starting the oxygen treatments, her family has noticed amazing results. Sydney now makes excellent eye contact, her seizures have been greatly reduced, and with some assistance, she is able to take some steps and feed herself. Sydney seems much happier, as well.
Unfortunately, insurance will not cover the oxygen treatments. Her family has exhausted all of their personal and family resources and are now seeking help to continue her hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and to cover other health related expenses. The hyperbaric treatment cycles consist of 40 treatments followed by two months off to observe her progress before beginning another cycle. One treatment cycle of 40 costs $5,600 plus the cost of gas for the 45 minute drive each way.
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Geri Caron, a mother and grandmother who adores her family, was diagnosed with primary peritoneal carcinoma on August 2nd 2008.
She is 59 years young and is fighting for her life. Geri's major surgery on February 16th, 2009 was a success, she was released from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, IL on February 28th and is now home. During the surgery, they removed her omentum, gallbladder, appendix, and the tumors off of the peritoneal. During the surgery they bathed her abdomen with chemo heated to 106 degrees. The outcome was termed R0, meaning no visible cancer remaining. She will receive a few more rounds of chemo to ensure that any remaining cancer cells are killed.
Despite having full medical insurance, the 'out of pocket' costs are accumulating quickly. If you'd like to help Geri cover her medical expenses and give her one less thing to worry about, please include her name with your gift. Geri's carepage is being updated daily. To follow her progress and/or to send her a peronal note, visit: http://www.carepages.com/carepages/gericaron.
Progress Update: Dr. Brown told Geri to enjoy her life...she is cancer free. No matter how many times her family hears the good news, it never seems to be any less wonderful!
A message from Geri's daughter, April 16, 2010:
Good morning everyone, My mom just called from CTCA to let me know that her results came back and she is all clear. She does not have to go back for another wellness visit until August, we have graduated to 4 months! Once again thank you all, I am still humbled by your love and support and I know that mom is too. Everyone enjoy this beautiful moment, day, week, season......I know we are and will continue. Thank you, Thank you God and Thank you Dr. Charlie
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