Kai Can Move Mountains

For: Kaiyanna "Kai"
Organizer: Mama Teal
Kai Can Move Mountains (Kaiyanna "Kai")
$49,750
of $50,000 goal.
Raised by 841 donors
99% Complete
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The Story

Kaiyanna "Kai" is an incredible and stoic little lady who celebrated her first birthday on October 22nd, 2012. On November 20th, she underwent nearly a full day of surgery to remove a 3cm by 3cm malignant tumor from her brain. The day before Thanksgiving, on November 27th, she was diagnosed with Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT.) brain cancer. AT/RT is a rare and aggressive cancer that is treated with an aggressive schedule of high dose chemotherapy and radiation. Kai started her chemotherapy on December 10th. Kai has a long road ahead, and a great battle to be won. Please support Kai as she beats the odds.

Kai has sites to raise awareness and bring hope: 
Instagram.com/kaiyanna
Facebook.com/kaiyanna.victoria

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 28, 2013

Posted on December 28, 2013

I wanted to give my love to everyone who has given support and love to Kai. This has been thee longest month of my and Kai's life. Whenever I get a few minutes to have a break, I read all the encouraging comments to Kai, and write them down in a journal that she can hold on to forever. When she has bad days, I read to her from the journal full of all the loving comments. All the sweet moments have really helped us get through our days. It's quite amazing how those little moments of sweetness have become such a great part of Kai's journey. I won't ever forget all of the love. I wish I could thank every one of you in person- I don't feel like this text can convey my gratitude. Thank you all for being a sweet side to Kai's journey, and helping with keeping Kai's world magical. It means a lifetime to us. 

I'm going to try and make time so I can post more updates on this page here. 
Kai's counts dropped to zero after her first round of chemo. Which is what we want, it means the chemo treatment is working. She got sick unfortunately, and was unable to sleep for over 50 hours. Her medical team could not figure out how to console her. Finally, they tried a different line up of antibiotics and Kai improved overnight. She regained her strong will and radiant spirit, and impressed her Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists with her progress. 
Kai started her second round of chemo on Christmas Eve. Her ANC count is still too low due to her becoming ill, so we are waiting for her counts to go up so that her cells can be harvested. In order for her cells to be harvested, she will need to undergo another surgery to collect the cells. In most cases, cells only need to be collected once to obtain enough cells to harvest for her treatment. In other cases, the procedure has to be done several times which means the patient also has to have surgery each time the cells are to be collected.  I am hoping that Kai will only need to undergo this surgery once. Please continue to keep Kai in your thoughts and prayers, it is so greatly appreciated. 


Love and light,

Mama Teal

Posted on December 16, 2013

Posted on December 16, 2013

I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the support. One thing cancer surely has not been able to take away is tears of relief and happiness. I cry tears of relief and happiness when I see Kai stride forward and surprise her medical team. I have always been proud of her, since the day she was born. No mama could be more proud than I am. She has been beyond stoic and admirable, she is my true hero. I also cry tears of relief and happiness when I read the encouraging and loving comments to Kai, see all the support, and see how she can bring everyone together with hope, love, and integrity. I want to thank all of you that have reached out to become a hero to my little lady. It's people like you who keep the world spinning round. It's people like you that help keep Kai's world as incredible as she is, and I am forever grateful for that. 


Mama Teal

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