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Brooke's Young Adult Survivorship/GVHD Research Fund 

Apr 9 - Dec 31, 2018

CA US

A Fundraiser by:

Brooke Vittimberga

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$3,215Raised

$10,000 Goal

$10,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

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Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

We're helping to raise money for childhood cancer research

Apr 9 - Dec 31, 2018

CA US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

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Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

Fundraising

$3,215Raised

$10,000 Goal

$10,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

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Brooke's Young Adult Survivorship/GVHD Research Fund 

We're helping to raise money for childhood cancer research

My name is Brooke and I have been a St. Baldrick's Honored Kid since June 2015, when I was diagnosed with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 19. I was treated at Children's Hospital Oakland, where I achieved remission in August 2015 and had a bone marrow transplant on September 24, 2015. In the beginning, surviving seemed like the ultimate goal. Now, over 2.5 years post transplant, I struggle to see survival as a victory. Since my transplant, I have suffered acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in my gut, skin, eyes, liver, and mouth. I have also suffered complications ranging from acute kidney injury necessitating dialysis to a tacrolimus-induced grand mal seizure to permanent alopecia.
 

Our kids, including me, deserve more than surviving. We deserve to thrive. The research isn't there yet - we still don't understand the mechanisms behind GVHD. My goal is to establish a Hero Fund dedicated toward young adult survivorship and chronic GVHD. To start this fund, I need to raise $10,000. You can help by donating here. You can also redirect any funds you have raised in the past year (including from head shaving and facebook fundraisers) to this fund by contacting me directly.

My St. Baldrick's Honored Kid profile: https://www.stbaldricks.org/kids/mypage/7735

An article I wrote last June for St. Baldrick's: https://www.stbaldricks.org/blog/post/a-survivor-speaks-dont-find-my-silver-linings-for-me

For more on my experience with AML, BMT, GVHD, and young adult survivorship, see my blog at AMLetc.com. 

St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids

It's all about the kids. Let's fund childhood cancer research to help kids grow up cancer-free. Get involved or make a donation today, and click a photo below to see why we need cures now.

Recent Donors

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  1. Brooke Vittimberga In honor of Nicole's Birthday Fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation 6/19/2018
  2. Brooke Vittimberga In honor of Michelle's Birthday Fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation 6/19/2018
  3. Aileen Villacruzada In honor of Josh's Birthday Fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation 6/19/2018
  4. Harrison Lynch In honor of Michelle's Birthday Fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation 6/19/2018
  5. Ed Tobias In honor of Josh's Birthday Fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation 6/19/2018

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