In May 2014, Aggie was not feeling well, and noticed some difficulty retrieving words. After several days, Aggie and her husband went to the hospital for a series of tests. The news was nothing short of devastating. It was brain cancer, and it was aggressive. The cancer is a stage 4, Glioblastoma. Aggie has received several weeks of chemotherapy and radiation but much more treatment is needed; the best chance of beating this form of Glioblastoma is with a new drug, not yet in clinical trial, which is incredibly expensive and not covered by insurance. The treatment plan is to administer this drug treatment once each month. The cost for each monthly treatment is $12,500.
At the moment, Aggie has increased difficulty recalling words, an onset of visual disturbances, and periods of extreme fatigue. Aggie has done her best to protect her precious young daughter Katherine-Grace, family and friends from the intense physical, emotional, and financial suffering they face. Aggie is no longer able to drive or work, but by the grace of God, she has not taken time away from caring for her daughter Katherine-Grace and finds strength, as she can, to attend Katherine’s school activities and their beloved Irish Dance.
This is where we come in. It is our hope that through much prayer, support, and fundraising, we will be able to help Aggie receive the treatments she so desperately needs. This GoFundMe page is our first step. These donations will be used to provide Aggie direct access to the chemotherapeutic drug treatments that she needs. Any donation amount will help and will be met with heartfelt gratitude. Please spread the word to friends and family by posting this link: http://www.gofundme.com/miracle-for-aggie and please continue to pray for Aggie’s Miracle.
With much love, Friends and Family of Aggie, Larry, & Katherine-Grace