Welcome to the Fundraising Page of Isabella Vahanian
Our Little Champion, Isabella, is now celebrating 7 years in remission following 8 months of in-hospital chemotherapy to treat for AML Leukemia. Many of you know Isabella also has Down's Syndrome and had a successful open-heart surgery at 4 1/2 months old. At the beginning of 2016, our Little Champion was hospitalized for viral pneumonia for 12 days.
This year, we've happily been back to the hospital only for follow-up exams which have all gone great. While viruses have kept Isabella home for about 90% of rpast school years, we've seen change since the 2016/2017 school year. On a medically recommended modified school day of about 2-2 1/2 hours per day, Isabella set new attendance records. This year she's nearly doubled her time in school with consistent 3 1/2 to 4 hour days. She’s learning, she’s having fun and thriving in her school experience more than ever.
Our hope is to keep you up-to-date with her life moments, challenges and celebrations. Remember, you can even help by just sharing these posts with your circle of influence.
Please know that your Prayers and sending of Love & Light for Isabella and our family's wellbeing is always treasured and makes a meaningful difference!
Heartfelt Gratitude ~
Gregory, Wendy, Gabriela & Isabell
The Vahanian Family
My Personal Web Log
September 11, 2015
Today being 9/11, I'm reminded how precious life is and this opportunity we have to grow in our Loving, Honoring and Cherishing. On 9/11/01 we were excitedly awaiting the December birth of our first daughter, Gabriela. On 9/11/07 we were monitoring two-year old Isabella's heart situation and praying the three holes in her heart would heal on their own. Ultimately, surgery was required to make that happen, but heal she did! Then on 9/11/09 we found ourselves at the hospital with Isabella three weeks into an 8-month hospitalization for life-saving chemotherapy treatment for the AML leukemia she was diagnosed with that August. Isabella triumphantly survived both the cancer and the treatment and we celebrate our precious Isabella's life today, 9/11/15, and every day!
This week, Isabella had a good three days at school. The experience Isabella has gained with the iPad she received last Christmas through Steven's Hope For Children is serving her well. Today, her teacher, Mr. Matt, commented on how adept Isabella is in using the iPads they have at school. He also told me this week how well Isabella is doing in Adaptive Physical Education class, enthusiastically participating as well as cheering on her fellow students. Isabella is a great cheerleader! I hope that with the APE classes at school and the therapies we're now fundraising for, Isabella will soon be ready to take part in the Special Olympics. She wins Gold Medals in our hearts every day!
The Matching Funds Campaign is going great! Thanks to everyone's generous support we've exceeded our initial goal to meet one month of Isabella's therapeutic needs! Yay, Team Isabella! Steven's Hope For Children is offering us an additional week of their matching funds support, now until September 22nd, in service to our new goal of meeting Isabella's care needs for a quarter. Thank you for your interest and support in whatever ways line up in prayer, loving thoughts, financial contribution and spreading the word via social media and so on. Heartfelt Gratitude ~ The Vahanian Family
by Gregory Vahanian on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 @ 12:50 AM
ABOUT THE RAISING HOPE PROJECT
Steven's Hope for Children created the
Raising Hope Project to help families to help themselves to resolve some of the
financial issues. By using this site, families can reach out to friends and
family for support while getting guidance from Steven's Hope on how to share
their story to the public, raise money for their expenses and to promote Steven's Hope for Children.
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