A poem by Morgane Labbe...
Mommy, Mommy, My tummy hurts little Deuce cries
He looks up with tears in his eyes
It’s ok honey don’t cry
Little Deuce is really sick, with a tumor in disguise
Mommy, mommy it really hurts, please help me
The hospital we fly
But do you see
What about the fee??
To remove the tumor would be???
Please help me get my Deucee back
I’m in the hospital: they say my kidney must not stay…
Now I hope and pray,
I pray for a better day,
So I ask all of you to help my mom and pray for me…
On Saturday, March 12, 2011 I received a phone call from my brother De Mario and sister-in-law Christina (Chrisy) Hurst and they told me that their three year old son De Mario II (Deuce) had been diagnosed with Wilms Tumor. My mother called me a few minutes later and asked if they told me about the type of tumor and I told her they did not explain it to me. Needless to say, I did not find out the magnitude of the seriousness of this illness until my husband and I looked it up online that evening. To say we were devastated to find out that our nephew had cancer was an understatement. We all had to pull ourselves together and move on quickly in prayer because the doctors said they had to remove his left kidney immediately; the tumor had grown to thirteen centimeters around it. He was operated on that following Tuesday, March 15th at Broward General Medical Center’s Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and he stayed in the hospital (8th Floor Oncology) for almost one month. After the operation, the doctors found two additional inoperable tumors in his spine and one in the same area as his left kidney (causing him to be in stage IV cancer). Deuce received radiation five days a week for approximately one month and is still receiving chemo therapy every Tuesday for the next eight to nine months along with at least one weeks stay in the hospital per month for more aggressive chemo.
My brother had just lost his job, health insurance and Chrisy was eight months pregnant when they first received this horrific news. Since then, Deuce turned four years old on April 22nd and his baby sister Olivia was born on April 28th. We are taking each day one day at a time and trusting God for his complete healing and recovery.
JJCCF is now receiving donations in honor of my 4 Y/O nephew, Deuce, who is fighting Stage IV Wilms’ Tumor at Broward General. For the next few months, while Deuce is receiving cancer treatment, we are requesting contributions in any amount so my family can pay for basic needs such rent, electricity, food and gas. We would like for Deuce’s parents to focus on fighting cancer during this dreadful time.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts for Deuce, Chrissy and De Mario.
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