Codey is one of our own!

For: Codey Montecalvo
Organizer: Weathervane Staff
Codey is one of our own! (Codey Montecalvo)
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Dear Friends of Weathervane and Codey Montecalvo,

One of our young actors at Weathervane, Cody Montecalvo, was diagnosed with cancer in September.  Codey is 12 years old and has been a part of our Weathervane family for years.  He has taken classes and volunteered for many productions including Seussical the Musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, ANNIE, HONK! and, of course, Joesph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Weathervane has been the fortunate recipient of Codey's wit, charm and talent both on and off the stage.  


Codey started chemotherapy on September 17th.  He will remain in Children's Hospital until September 20th or 21st.  Codey's treatment plan includes chemotherapy every two weeks, with Codey hospitalized during the week he is having chemo and then home during the weeks he is not.  During his week at home he will go outpatient into Children's twice a week to get bloodwork done.  This will continue for approximately 11 weeks.  At that time it is hopeful that the tumor will have shrunk enough to be surgically removed and they will possibly give Codey radiation at that time.  Following surgery Codey will have another 22 weeks of chemotherapy to ensure that the cancer is not hiding anywhere.  This timeline is the perfect scenario but could change at any minute depending on how Codey's body is tolerating the chemotherapy.  Codey's parents, Judy and Steve will alternate days so that one of them is always with Codey and one can go to work.

If you can help us support Codey and his family through this difficult time, please make a donation to this site.  Thank you for your support!

PLEASE NOTE: This site does not charge a mandatory fee for fundraising, you can opt out.  We also have a donor willing to cover the PayPal translation fees.  100% of your donation will go to the Montecalvo family!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 12, 2014

Posted on August 12, 2014

Friends,

We just wanted to share a beautiful article that was written about Codey's return to Weathervane Theater as the Wizard in the Wizard of Oz!!

http://www.ohio.com/the330entertainment/theater-reviews/teen-cancer-survivor-back-on-stage-in-oz-1.507306#.U9E5HUxJApM.facebookThe play opens this weekend and is sure to be an outstanding performance!  Get your tickets soon if you plan to attend as I hear they are selling out quickly!  See the attachment for a great picture of Codey as the Wizard!

In a few weeks Codey will have his post chemo scans to ensure that all of the cancer is gone!  Continued prayers are appreciated as we await this time.  If all is clear then we will be able to schedule surgery to have Codey's port taken out.  He cannot wait to have that happen!

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and we hope to see you at the Wizard of Oz!

Love,
The Montecalvos

Posted on April 21, 2014

Posted on April 21, 2014

Friends,

We sure hope everyone is enjoying the spring time weather!

We had a week of trips back and forth to the clinic - lots of low blood counts that led to several blood transfusions.  However, Codey was okay with this because it meant no admit to the hospital for his next chemo treatment, which means HOME for Easter!  So the new plan is admitted on Monday for his next five day round. His doctor promises (as much as she can!) that he will be out Friday by early afternoon so we can drive to Columbus for the State Destination Imagination Tournament!  As Codey put it...."Its a win/win Mom!  I get to be home for Easter and get to be with my team at States!"

I have attached a flier for the next Team Codey Fundraiser!  (Posted in the gallery) This time it is sponsored by Codey's Boy Scout Troop 155!  A chili cook off on Saturday May 10th at the Brandywine Bar in Peninsula!  Please see the flier for details and a huge thank you to Troop 155!

On behalf of my whole family - our gratitude to everyone's acts of kindness and hope!  We wish you a beautiful Easter weekend!

Love,
The Montecalvo Family

Posted on April 8, 2014

Posted on April 8, 2014

An update from the Montecalvo Family:

Friends, What an incredible event Codey had the privilege to attend Friday evening - A Prom toRemember!! A Prom to Remember is a very special night for teens ages 12 - 19 who are currently battling cancer or are cancer survivors! These kids are treated, at absolutely no cost to them whatsoever, to a truly special prom night - complete with dresses, tuxes, flowers, limos, dinner, and dancing at the Ritz Carlton in Cleveland! Just wait until you see the pictures - one look at Codey's smile will tell you how excited he and his friend Reyna were! There is also a great picture of Codey and Reyna in front of the selfie cam on the Akron Children's Hospital Facebook page and lots of pictures of the event on the A Prom to Remember Ohio Facebook page as well. We also want to send a huge shout out to ETC Heid School of Musical Arts! We attended their Spring Gala Sunday afternoon and were treating to an exceptional and moving performance! As a member of the Main Street Singers, Codey has had to miss the entire season due to his treatments. However, a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to Codey was presented as the Main Street Singers performed the song Spark, by Ed Sheeran (one of Codey's favorite artists!) in his honor! Thank you ETC for all of your support and look for them as a leading force in Codey's Relay for Life Team! Hopefully a quiet week this week and then the plan is back into the hospital next Wednesday for a five day treatment - looks like we may be hunting for Easter eggs in the hospital room! Enjoy the warmer weather and have a great week! We continue to appreciate all of your kind gestures and prayers! Love, The Montecalvos

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