Bella is not doing well. We are now working on raising funds to help with Funeral expenses for the Rinier Family.
My Name is Isabella but everyone calles me Bella. I am now 5 year old. On October 27th, 2009 after being admitted to Penn State Childrens Hospital the previous day, I was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Stage 4. This is a form of Childhood cancer found mainly in the Bone Marrow. I went through 6 months of chemotherapy, Major surgery to remove the tumor that was found on my left kidney. In May of 2010 I had my Bone Marrow transplant. I was doing wonderful till one day mommy and daddy noticed i was walking funny. On February 14th, 2011 my family found out that I had relapsed. This time the doctors found 6 major tumors on my brain. The doctors told my mommy and daddy that i only had 3-6 months to live. I was placed in ICU to get the pressure off my brain and to start treatment right away. I am now under a new experimental treatment that is being conducted at Penn State Childrens Hospital Stem Cell Clinic. I am doing well and thanks to GOD, I only have 2 Tumors that at this time show up on my MRI scans.. I'm winning this battle one day at a time. ****Update, On January 17th, 2012 after complaining of back pain, I had an MRI scan of my back that showed I now have cancer tumors on My spine. I was admitted to the hospital and started on steriods. I am off the FDA treatment and now am recieving 10 round of radiation and then will start Chemotherapy around February 6th, 2012.. We are again taking this one day at a time.. **Update as of May 28th, 2012, Bella ended up with more cancer on her brain on March 15, 2012. She also was dianosed with Hydrociphilis. A shunt was placed on March 16th. Chemotherapy was started again on March 18th. Bella has gotten worse and ended up with a staph infection in her spinal fluid and had had a shunt replacement, Bella was in ICU and was in a total of 9 weeks this last trip. We got bella home and started PT and OT at home on our own. We finally got her up and walking and talking again. Bella has not eaten in 12 weeks now. Bella received TPN through her Mediport each day to keep her weight up. Bella is starting to walk again but is very weak. **Update as of June 4th, 2012 We are back in the hospital and Bella was placed in ICU again. Bella ended up having septic shock again. Bella is VERY slowly coming out of this again. Friday June 8th, Bella is scheduled to have an MRI done. We will then see how the tumors are doing.. In the mean time we will.. Dream, Fight, Believe, PRAY.. For BELLA!!! This clinic in Mexico- Hope4cancer.com is our next option and it is working for other Neuroblastoma patients..
***UPDATED AUGUST 5TH, 2012 BELLA IS NOW UNDER HOSPICE CARE AND IS EXPECTED TO PASS AWAY VERY SOON. THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF BELLA ARE NOW USING THIS SITE TO HELP RAISE MONEY NEEDED FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES..
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. PLEASE PRAY BELLA GOES INTO HEAVEN QUICKLY WITHOUT PAIN AND SUFFERING.