For: Jayden LaSpada
Organizer: John LaSpada
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 11 donors
9% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Jayden LaSpada is an 12 girl from Palm Harbor, FL who was recently diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma. Her issues began when she complained of a pain in her neck during cheer practice and sought out treatment for a routine sports injury. Within a matter of days from the MRI we found out she had a tumor in her neck.

She underwent surgery at All Children's hospital in late February to remove the tumor in her cervical spine which had completely compressed her spinal chord. After part of the tumor was removed her chord went back in place and was relieved of the pain down her arms and shoulders. A portion of the tumor still remains trapped around the vertebral artery. The remainder of the tumor cannot be extracted surgically and she must undergo chemotherapy and radiation. She also had to undergo a neck fusion to fix her spine just recently.

Jayden began her first round of chemo in the middle of March and currently has 3 treatments left before she will be complete. After her treatments she will need to recover and then she begins phase 2 which is another spinal fusion from C7-T2.

Jayden has a long road ahead of her and will not be completely cured until she is scanned quarterly for the next five years before she is in complete remission. After her surgery she will have to undergo physical therapy to help her with the pain in her neck, flexibility, and from all of her surgeries.

We ask for your support and prayers as Jayden begins her journey and road to recovery to beat her cancer.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 26, 2013 by John LaSpada
Dec 7 - Paul Goldsmith is putting togather a lacrosse camp for Jayden. It is called the "Lacrosse Champ Camp for Cancer" A number of top college coaches will be traveling to Florida to teach kids and hone their skills. More details to come.
Anderson Elementary School
3910 West Fair Oaks Avenue Tampa, FL 33611
Campers of All Ages

Posted on September 26, 2013 by John LaSpada
Jaydens latest fundraiser was a success. The great people at RAB Foundation and Repair put together a softball tournament. They had 20 different teams sign up and played all day on Saturday Sept. 21st. The company softball team even changed their name to "Team Jayden" in honor of her.

Posted on June 25, 2013 by John LaSpada
This weekend June 30th will be another fundraiser for Jayden at Quaker Steak & Lube in Clearwater, FL. This weekend the winning ticket for the motorcycle will be pulled. Make sure you get your tickets for a chance to win. Other items to be auctioned or raffled 2 night stay @ Sirata Beach Resort, Golf outing and night stay at Mission Inn, Mountain bike, Calloway golf bag, Hooters gift basket, multiple gift cards for restuartants, massages, wine, etc. Please come out and see the Bucs cheerleaders, Radical Randy, multiple bands and more.

Posted on June 25, 2013 by John LaSpada
The poker run was a huge hit on Sunday and we really appreciated the large turnout. A big thank you to the volunteers who helped make this a big success. A special thanks to Mrs. B, Lisa and their crew, Kevin LaSpada, OB, and Mary & John LaSpada.

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