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 27, 2016
Hi Friends, Today makes it a full week that we've been in the hospital. While it was encouraging to see how playful Isabella had become in the previous 24 hours, how her appetite and thirst had returned and how her fever had subsided, last night her fever spiked and another chest x-ray was taken. What was being treated as viral is now being treated as bacterial with the beginning of antibiotics administered via Isabella's IV line. Our goal today is to support Isabella in continuing not only to receive the oxygen and IV fluids but to stand up and begin to move or possibly walk and through that open her lungs to receive as much oxygen through breathing as possible. She seems understandably exhausted from an intense week. That said, we continue to envision her in the fullness of her health and wellbeing, breathing well and delighting in life in the most wholehearted ways available. As always, we welcome your prayers, kind thoughts, Love & Light. Heartfelt Gratitude ~
by Gregory Vahanian on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 3:08 PM
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