Team Delaney

For: Delaney Newton
Organizer: Travis Newton - Uncle
$52,166
of $60,000 goal.
Raised by 608 donors
86% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

TEAM DELANEY Quote:  "And though she be but Little, she is FIERCE!"  Shakespeare

On September 10th 2013 Delaney Newton was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Just two days later on September 12th she endured a 12 hour brain surgery by a team of 12 doctors and nurses at Oakland's Kaiser Hospital.  The doctors were able to remove the entire tumor mass in the lower back part of her brain.  The subsequent pathology report revealed that tumor is indeed cancerous.  In just a few short days around Oct 1st she will start chemotherapy that is expected to last at least 1 year.   

Delaney and her parents have been living in the hospital for over three weeks now.  This fundraiser is to help Delaney and her parents manage the unexpected expenses that they will incur while she is undergoing chemotherapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation as she goes between Kaiser Oakland Hospital and UCSF. 

We apprecaite any support you can give to help us with our sweet little Delaney!  No amount is too small or too big, and everything will be put to extrememly good use.  

Love, 
Uncle Travis Newton - Youcaring.com Organizer


Delaney's Family:

Delaney is a Livermore, CA resident just like her parents who grew up there, call Livermore their home, community, and workplace.  She has a younger brother Merlin who just turned 1 that day she was admitted to the hospital...we call him Mini Merlin.  Merlin the father is firefighter for LPFD, which has been offering so much support during this time for their family.  Janice the mother will be taking a leave of absence from her work this next year or more to help with the ongoing care and treatment for Delaney.  There is nothing like a mothers love for a little girl going though so much.  Both Merlin and Janice continue to be by her side 24 hours a day as we fight this battle.        

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 23, 2014

Posted on December 23, 2014

1 year ago today and a new birthday ....
The picture is painful to view, and brings back a flood of bad memories. However, the picture also shows a Fierce Fighter, and tells a story of pain, struggle, strength, determination, and love. Exactly 1 year ago today, Delaney received her first autologous bone marrow transplant. On this day Delaney received her own stem cells back that were taken from her by a apheresis machine, and preserved. After each bone marrow transplant those very stem cells were given back to Delaney, to "rescue" herself, earning another birthday. The chemotherapy she received was too much for the body of a child. And with the tradition of a bone marrow transplant, Mommy and Daddy softly sang happy birthday to Delaney while she lay in the hospital bed. Delaney has come so far in just one year, and again the most recent picture speaks for it's self. We are thankful beyond words. Thank you for all the prayers, love, and support. As always...... GO TEAM DELANEY!!!

Happy Birthday Delaney, we love you.

"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"

Posted on November 3, 2014

Posted on November 3, 2014

Delaney is doing wonderful.  

No matter what challenges Delaney faces daily, she continues to make progress in all areas of her young life. Yesterday, Delaney had a doctors appointment with her pediatrician, for a thorough exam and to receive her 2nd flu shot. Thankfully her T-Cells are functioning well enough for her to receive her 1st flu shot 30 days ago, and the 2nd yesterday. Delaney's immune system is very fragile and must be treated as though she is a newborn. Delaney's weight is on track and has leveled at around 30 1/2 lbs. range, she is in the 50th percentile for her weight. She in trying more foods and had 1/2 of a hot dog the other day, a big step for her. As for Delaney's motor skills, she, for the most part is walking unassisted through out the house, playing with her brothers, but Mommy and Daddy can see the pride beaming from her face when she gets things out of the refrigerator, or throws trash away, it is the independence she feels, having been dependent for so long. Delaney is making brief trips out of the house, going to the pumpkin patch, walking downtown, and visiting Daddy at work. Most importantly we are able to spend time as a family, doing little things together. We can not be thankful enough for everyone's support, that being said, thank you, for all of the continued support, love, and prayers for our daughter Delaney, they are truly appreciated. As always..... GO TEAM DELANEY!!!

"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"

Posted on September 30, 2014

Posted on September 30, 2014

It has been been a solid 2 weeks since Mommy and Daddy have been able to do a complete and thorough update on Delaney. First off Mommy and Daddy are thrilled to say that Delaney is happy, laughing, full of love and over all, is doing great! A full 8 weeks have passed since Delaney's feeding tube was removed, (after being placed for a year) and now is starting to become a bad memory for all of us. Delaney's last weight check was on Friday, September 26th. She weighs 30lbs. 9oz. Up 3oz from her lowest weight (30lbs. 6oz.). We are optimistic, hoping, and praying that her weight has stabilized and will now finally begin trending upward, gaining weight. She will be weighed again on Friday. This last week Delaney has reached 1000 calories per day, her primary source of nutrition remains puréed foods, milk, and a few solid foods. Physically, Delaney is making progress after she lost the ability to walk over a year ago, Mommy and Daddy are able to watch Delaney walk small distances through out the house unassisted, such a beautiful thing to watch. As a family we try to regain or adapt to our "new normal" but there are many challenges still faced each day due to Delaney's brain operation, chemotherapy and radiation. As hard and challenging as the days are, we are blessed and thankful for Delaney's prognosis, progress, and the ability to regain her physical abilities and health. It is what she gave up during treatment, in order to become healthy again. We as a family are grateful to each and every one of you, beyond words, for the support and love you have given Delaney. Thank you for all the prayers, love, and support. As always ..... GO TEAM DELANEY!!!

"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"

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