Help Nalita kick cancer to the curb!

For: Nalita Hall
Westerville, OH
Organizer: Nelson Cintra
Help Nalita kick cancer to the curb! (Nalita Hall)
$11,919
of $15,000 goal.
Raised by 44 donors
79% Complete

The Story

Mom was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer in early May. Thanks to God, the prayers and support of so many relatives and friends (especially the Brazilian community in central Ohio), and the all-star team of the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State, the initial operation was a major success. She was discharged from the James only four days after her surgery and continued to recover at a very impressive rate. (A special thanks to Silvia and Ricardo for taking care of her for nearly a month following her surgery!)

The biopsy following her surgery, however, revealed that the cancer had invaded her diaphragm and likely spread to other areas. They proceeded with chemo, starting in the end of June. Each cycle is three weeks; if her body is able to sustain the cycles, she will undergo six of them for a total of eighteen weeks. In the first week she felt tired and nauseous, but fared relatively well. She spent a couple of weeks with cousins John and Glenna (thank you!) before Paulo (her 2nd oldest) arrived from Brazil (he's taking a 3-month leave of absence in order to be with her during her treatment). During the second cycle she developed a hernia which led her oncologist to first pause the chemo and then alter it slightly. It resumed on 8/9 and is scheduled to conclude in late October. At some point after she recovers they will need to surgically remove the hernia, followed by another 4-6 weeks of recovery.

For those interested, the CA125 (ovarian tumor detector blood test) results have been:

(normal: 0-30)

  • 05/18: 966 (cancer!)
  • 06/5 (right after surgery): 140
  • 07/15 (after first chemo cycle): 60
  • 08/08:15
  • 08/29: 6
Which means, the treatment is working! AMDG... Incredible what those guys and gals at the James are doing...

Such high-level medicine and care is not free, of course. Thankfully, the James has given assistance to cover a portion of the medical costs. Many relatives and friends (led by Flaviano and his heavenly feijoada) have already offered their assistance, which helped pay for her monthly expenses in June, July and August. Thank you!

Looking ahead, we're now hoping to raise $15,000 which will cover her medical and monthly expenses from September-February. If it all continues to go well, she will be healed from her hernia surgery by February and will be back to work.

Thank you kindly for your financial support, your encouragement and, above all, for your prayers. All together, we can help her kick cancer to the curb! Our Father is caring for us, gently guiding us with his Spirit.

United with you in prayer,
Nalita's children - Sergio, Paulo, Nalita, Beto, Nelson

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 7, 2017

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Posted on December 7, 2017

The support continues to be overwhelming. Thank you!

This past weekend the Brazilian community in Central Ohio held a fundraiser for mom and raised nearly $1800!

The latest test result revealed that the chemo was successful and she is currently cancer free!

In 8 days she will go in for hernia surgery, followed by 4-6 weeks of recovery. Hopefully this will be the last step.

Thank you for your generous and abundant support. Please continue to pray for her as she recovers from all of these treatments and procedures and gets back on her feet.

God the Father is with us all, helping us carry our crosses..

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O suporte continua sendo demais. Obrigado!

Nesse fim de semana, a comunidade brasileira de Central Ohio fez uma arrecadação de fundos para ela e arrecadou quase US$ 1800!

O último resultado do teste revelou que o quimio foi bem sucedido e atualmente ela está sem câncer!

Em 8 dias, ela terá a cirurgia de hérnia, seguida por 4-6 semanas de recuperação. Esperamos que este seja o último passo.

Obrigado por seu apoio generoso e abundante. Por favor continue orando por ela enquanto ela se recupera de todos esses tratamentos e procedimentos e volta a boa forma.

Deus Pai esta com todos nós, nos ajudando a carregar as nossas cruzes..

Posted on November 3, 2017

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Posted on November 3, 2017

Thank you for all of the support thus far! We're almost 1/3 of the way there.

Nalita has had her last cycle of chemo and is now awaiting hernia surgery.

This photo was taken last weekend at the breakfast "Tina Strong" in support of her friend Tina, who is also battling cancer. They are both very grateful for this strong community!

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Obrigado por todo o apoio até agora! Estamos quase a 1/3 da meta. 

A Nalita recebeu a última sessão de quimioterapia e agora está aguardando a cirurgia da hérnia. 

Esta foto foi tirada no último fim de semana no café da manhã "Tina Strong" em apoio a sua amiga Tina, que também está lutando contra o câncer. Ambas estão muito gratas por essa forte comunidade!

Seguimos na fé!

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