The Olivia Caldwell Foundation's Circle Of Hope
Did you know that you can MAKE A HUGE IMPACT in the fight to
cure pediatric cancer and improve the access to pediatric care in Wyoming
by MAKING A SMALL MONTHLY DONATION?
Brianna Gonzales was originally diagnosed with a hypothalamic Low Grade Glioma (LGG) at 18 months old in July, 2013, following an evaluation for failure to thrive.
She required aggressive therapy in addition to a year of weekly IV chemotherapy which only achieved a partial response which unfortunately, shortly after stopping chemotherapy developed progressive disease.
Over the next 4 years of her life she endured multiple clinical trials until her Aug, 2018 when her tumor had grown sufficiently and begun to cause edema in surrounding brain structures her doctors knew they had to intervene (MRI #1).
Brianna was successfully restarted on the previously successful inhibitor therapy and as before, she not only tolerated the drug well, she had an amazing clinical response, in fact the best clinical response and tumor control she has had since she started treatment in 2013 (MRI #2).
$150 Per Month -
Could fund the complete deep sequencing of a child's tumor.
This includes looking at 20,000 genes for each cell which looks for potentially resistant cells that have developed new mutations that may predict why a tumor resisted standard therapy.
This may improve therapy for the child and modify therapy for future children with the same tumor.
$100 Per Month -
Could fund one exam room for the G.I. clinic per month.
Specialty gastroenterology physicians from Children's Hospital Colorado come to our Casper Specialty Outreach Clinic so Wyoming families of children battling complex medical conditions can stay closer to home for appointments.
$75 Per Month -
Provides refreshments and supplies for participants in our mental health support groups.
Mental health is an imperative piece of the puzzle for a child's overall health and wellness, and so often mental health is affected when another medical condition is present. Parents and caregivers meet with a licensed therapist in a free monthly support group.
$50 Per Month -
Supports Patient Advocacy outreach efforts.
The Patient Advocacy Program is a FREE PROGRAM available for all Wyoming families regardless of income level or type of diagnosis. The goal is to help connect families of children with complex medical conditions with the resources available to help during their journey.
$25 Per Month -
Covers cost of proper upkeep of waiting room toys in the Pediatric Specialty Clinic.
Our clinic features a welcoming waiting room full of sensory toys for children as they wait for their appointments. Children with complex medical conditions spend more hours than most in and out of appointments and our toys help make their time here more enjoyable.