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My sister will be 33 on January 31st. She is the best pre-k assistant there is. She is kind. She is fun. She absolutely loves to dance. She cares for people and she loves children.
Jessica has been coughing for the last 6 months. When the coughing had just started she saw a doctor who said there was nothing wrong. Now after a couple of X-rays and CT scans she was diagnosed pneumonia and lymphoma.
"Lymphoma is cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. These cells are in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and other parts of the body. When you have lymphoma, lymphocytes change and grow out of control."
Jessica is in Venezuela temporarily waiting for her teaching papers to be stamped by the government so she can go on to a teaching offer in Mexico. Unfortunately Jessica is uninsured. Her siblings and mom live abroad. We have been putting money towards her doctors appointments and exams, but we need help.
Public healthcare in Venezuela is in a very bad shape. Even private hospitals struggle to get resources and medications.
Jessica saw two pneumologists, a thoracic surgeon and a lymphoma specialist last week, next step is getting a biopsy, which so far will cost between $5.000 and $7.500. The tumor is placed in her chest, too large and too risky to be operated. Doctors are figuring out the best way to pick the sample for the biopsy, we should know by Monday.
Its urgent to get the biopsy done for treatment to start. Treatment is likely to be chemo and radiation.
We need all the help we can get.
- Simon Gil
- Campaign Owner
Final CT scan completedUpdate posted by Simon Gil at 07:59 pm
Excellent news, the final CT scan went great. You cant see a mass. The doctor sent checkups every two months for control.Thank you for your prayers and good energies, we are sure we did it, along with all of you who were watching and praying for me. We continue having
The best news — just in!Update posted by Simon Gil at 09:36 pm
We want to share with you that Jessica finished all 6 scheduled chemo sessions last week.She had an xray done yesterday and the image looks clear, which is AMAZING news. She has to get a body ct in September to make sure everything is okay everywhere.Thank you for your prayers
Some good news!!Update posted by Simon Gil at 02:16 am
Hello!I just started my fifth cycle, everyday I am closer to the goal! We are grateful for the prayers, good vibes, and donations. Without them this wouldn’t have been possible. We love you! We keep rocking!-Jessica!Hola!! Estamos ya por el 5to ciclo, cada día más cerca de lograr la meta,
Update!Update posted by Simon Gil at 07:45 pm
After two sessions the mass has reduced from 11cm by 7cm to 7cm by 5cm this is excellent news and the doctor reported that 75% of the expected result has been achieved. Lots of physical changes for Jessica but no illness. She’s been spending her quarantine happy, taking her of
Update 22/02/2020Update posted by Simon Gil at 04:11 pm
Hi all, Thank you for your thoughts. Jessica will be starting chemotherapy the first week of March and will be going for the following six months. Diagnostic is very positive so we are very excited thar she is starting treatment. We appreciate you!
Update 02/07/2020Update posted by Simon Gil at 09:21 pm
Good news!Hodgkin lymphoma phase II B spinal cord biopsy has a clean marrow. On the tomography there are no nodes below the thorax. We already have treatment for 21 days during the next six months.Thank you for being aware we are keeping strong.
Update 02/04/20Update posted by Simon Gil at 01:55 pm
Hi,Results came in, Hodgkin lymphoma. Jessi has been taking other tests in order to know what stage it is in. So far she has had a spinal cord biopsy yesterday she had a blood test to measure creatine and urea on double contrast to define final diagnostics. Thanks again for
Update 21/01/20Update posted by Simon Gil at 01:26 pm
Hello!! We were supposed to have the biopsy results today, but they are delayed. Again, thank you for your support and prayers. Jessica is a champion!! We are staying positive and optimistic. More to come shortly!
Update 1/19/20Update posted by Simon Gil at 01:58 am
Hi, We want to thank everyone for the support provided in helping Jessica. We achieved our first objective which was to get her biopsy done. We appreciate the donations, shares, and good vibes over the past week. We should have the results for the biopsy next week, it’ll let us
Update January 14thUpdate posted by Simon Gil at 12:45 pm
Thank you for your donations, shares and prayers. We are so moved and touched by this. Today my mom will talk to the surgeon to wrap up final details of the biopsy and schedule the procedure. With the results we will have more information so Jessica can start treatment right