Posted on October 14, 2014
Here's the latest update on Darc...
Your good vibes and well wishes have been felt, Darcie was released from the hospital last Tuesday and was allowed to return to the comforts of her home for now. She is so happy to be with her children and sleeping in her own bed.
Unfortunately, this will be short lived, Darcie found out last Thursday that her first round of chemo killed the leukemia but it has already returned. She started another round of chemo on Monday, this is done as an outpatient Monday,Wednesdayand Fridaymorning, with another dose administered at home, in the middle of the night by her husband.Tuesdayand Thursdayshe goes to the Doctor for blood work and hydration.
Monday, October 20th, she will consult with a specialist to have a stem cell transplant. Eddie and Darcie are also in communication with Johns Hopkins in Maryland, MD Anderson in Texas and Sloan Kettering in New York, these are 3 of the top cancer centers in the world and they are looking for a 2nd opinion on her condition and how to treat it properly, her condition is very serious and survival the most important, she is not scared of treatment but is terrified of leaving her young children without a mother.
Darcie and her family are truly grateful for the enormous amount of love and support they continue to receive from family, friends, neighbors and complete strangers in the form of cards, donations, gifts, dinners, emails, texts, offers for rides to doctors appointments, offers to donate bone marrow and blood, even a personal video message from a cancer survivor that she has admired since childhood, Lance Armstrong!
Speaking of kindness, to date your donations have helped us raise over $7,000 for Darcie. THIS IS IMPRESSIVE. And we need to keep the donations coming! Her Doctor told her from the beginning that fighting this cancer is her new full time job for the better part of the next year and fighting cancer is extremely expensive even with insurance.
To help us continue to fundraise, our high school classmate Marco D'Agostino is helping us host a Pizza Fundraiser in Darcie's honor. Considering her recent pizza cravings and since we grew up eating Marco's family's pizza weekly, I thought this would be a fun way to FUNdraise!
Please mark your calendars for Sunday 11/30, from 4:00-8:00 pmas we Dine for Darcie at Pizza NY Margherita, 5115 Wellington Road, Gainesville, VA. A portion of the proceeds from our dining will be donated to Darcie's You Caring fund AND if you know of anyone who would be able to match the amount that we raise, that would be WONDERFUL! All are invited to join us and believe me, this pizza is delicious!
I plan to let the local papers and news know about this event. Please help get the word out in any way you can and show the community how we are coming together from all walks of life to support our friend!
Again, thank you for all your love and support!