Help Quinn Beat Leukemia

For: Kimberly Quinn Cruz
Toronto, ON, Canada
Organizer: Joe and Margaret
$1,447
of $200,000 goal.
Raised by 33 donors
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The Story

Quinn has been battling leukemia for 2 years now since she was diagnosed at 2 years old and has been under different chemotherapy protocols including clinical trial protocols.

She has recently encountered a 3rd early relapse of this disease and her only chance for survival now is a Bone Marrow transplant. She is in a race against time to build the funds she needs for a transplant.

A transplant costs between 2 to 4 Million Pesos excluding any costs for transplant preconditioning nor hospital expenses resulting from complications of chemotherapy preconditioning for a Transplant.

Quinn is strong and a fighter. We hope we can give her a fair fight against leukemia and help her win this battle.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all who have sent her messages of hope, prayers and support...

All our love,

Quinn & Family

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 14, 2015

Posted on February 14, 2015

They are still unable to control and identify her infection... Her antibiotics were changed today and she also has a stomache infection.

Blood culture results haven't returned yet and we received concerning news from her recent blood test.

Leukemia has become aggresive and is attacking fast. Her platelet counts have dropped gravely and she will need to have blood transfusion. We are currently calling out for donors and coordinating with Philippine Red Cross.

Quinn just slept... she was up all night until 6AM woken up at 9AM for blood tests... she's had a rough night of tummy pain, diarrhea and tooth ache but she continues to fight.

Thank you for all your prayers and support

Posted on February 12, 2015

Posted on February 12, 2015

Quinn was admitted yesterday due to an infection.

It was originally scheduled for surgery to have her portacath insertion, but that has been on hold now until the infection is identified and managed. She needs the port as most of her veins have been spent or burnt. It took 8 tries before they got a line in this time for her IV antibiotics.

We haven't decided if she is to continue admission through to chemo... The long admission in the hospital is causing her distress. She would have to spend more than a month in the hospital if we continue.  But risks as high with delay... she has been off chemo for 2 weeks now due to low WBC counts and the delay on her port.

We've still got a long way to go to raise the funds needed for her transplant too... and we don't have much time left.

We are however, grateful for all the prayers and support. We wouldn;t have gone this far without all the help... You are all God's angels to us... your messages and prayers keep our hope alive and ourselves sane through these very tough time...




Posted on January 23, 2015

Posted on January 23, 2015

It breaks our heart to share... Quinn is in relapse again for a 3rd time... 

She started on new chemo protocol today and will stay 5 more days in the hospital.

But any progress achieved with chemo now will be temporary and will only give us a short window to start transplant. 

Quinn will also need to have 9 of her teeth extracted prior to transplant to avoid complications from infection. Doc predicts her blood counts will normalize 3 weeks after this session. After she recovers from the operation and when she achieves remission, she needs to start transplant

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