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
January 26, 2016
Hi Friends, I'm currently at Isabella's bedside as she's resting and enjoying the Disney channel. Her sister, Gabriela, has joined us this afternoon, which brings us both great joy. Her sister's loving and playful presence is one of the best forms of medicine. For clarification, Isabella has had a virus and most likely a viral pneumonia. She's getting great care and shows signs of improvement each day. Significantly, her appetite and thirst has returned allowing her to begin to receive nourishment and hydration the old fashioned way. IV fluids continue to be administered and a weening process will unfold in perfect timing. The considerable mucous in her lungs is loosening up which is good. It also means that her coughing has been quite intense at times. She continues to receive oxygen 24/7 and when she's up for it we'll shift from the mask she's been using to a cannula that'll fit in her nostrils and support weening off additional oxygen until she resumes breathing sufficiently herself. Last night she was in such good humor and we laughed and laughed. She's enjoying occasional foot massages and baths in the bed. Wendy and I are on shifts 24/7 and Papa George,(my father-in-law) came through like a trooper last Saturday for several hours so that I good honor a coaching commitment. We may be here for a few more days and so appreciate the kind thoughts, prayers, and steady streams of Love & Light we experience coming our way. As Always, Heartfelt Gratitude & Blessings, All
by Gregory Vahanian on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 @ 8:07 PM
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