I tweeted about this yesterday and the response has been unbelievable. We’re so close to 50K for Rosie, please read her story below and consider making a donation. There are a number of anonymous donations over $500 each. So if you don’t have the ability to donate please retweet and share this. You never know if your retweet is what someone sees and decides to make a life changing donation. Thank you!
Your face changed my life, your hugs change my mood, your laugh changes a room and one day you will change the world.
Rose Julia McKenna (Rosie) is a happy, vibrant and fun loving 11 month old. Rosie is the youngest of 3 little girls.
Last week her family’s worst nightmare became a reality. Rosie was diagnosed with an Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT). An atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor is a very rare, aggressive brain tumor.
Last week, Rosie underwent a successful 8+ hour brain surgery to remove the tumor. Rosie will start an intense in-patient chemotherapy for over 4 months, followed by radiation and a year of mostly out patient chemo. Rosie’s journey begins the day after her 1st birthday.
Many of you have asked what you can do to help.
First and foremost, we ask for your continued prayers. Where there is hope, there is faith. Where there is faith, miracles happen. Family and Friends have been praying the My Novena Rose prayer to St. Therese and ask you join us (prayer below).
The friends of the McKenna/DeFruscio family set up this fund to help the family financially. We want them to be able to take care of Rosie without all the worries of work, bills, hospital stays, and much more.
My Novena Rose Prayer
O Little Therese of the Child Jesus
Please pick for me a rose
from the heavenly garden
and send it to me
as a message of love.
O Little Flower of Jesus,
ask God to grant the favors
I now place with confidence
in you hands for Rose McKenna.
St. Therese, help me to always believe
as you did, in God’s great love for me,
so that I may imitate your “Little Way” each day.