Samuele is an amazing three-year-old little boy! He is energetic,
playful, and so loving. Last week Nate and Jami noticed a lump on
Sam's abdomen when they were playing with him. They took him to their
doctor and were told there was mass near his kidney. They sent him
straight to Children's Hospital in Denver. There the doctors
discovered a sizable tumor on his left kidney. Sam had surgery the
next morning to remove the tumor as well as his kidney. During
surgery, they found the tumor was also attached to his pancreas and
colon which made the procedure more complicated than expected. The
surgeon said that on a scale of 1-10 in terms of complexity this was a
9, but he was able to remove the entire tumor.
Sam will have a port for chemotherapy and will possibly need
radiation . While they have diagnosed Sam with Neuroblastoma, they
are still waiting on pathology and a few other tests to get results as
to the exact nature of the tumor. Depending on what they find will
determine exact treatment.
These treatments are very costly in terms of money and time. As the
amazing Glossi-Ryba family goes through this very difficult journey
then can use all the love and support we can give them. Your donation
will help with medical expenses, transportation/travel, stress relief
from missed work, and many other unexpected expenses along the way.
Thank you so much.