Alayna Vargas | The Cure Starts Now

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Alayna Vargas

Location

California

Type

DIPG

Diagnosed

November, 2019


Hospital

N/A

Currently Battling

Yes

Chapter

N/A


Story

Alayna was born on October 20, 2012 in Sacramento CA. She is beautiful, so silly, caring, and strong. She gets these traits from her mother. Just 3 weeks after Alayna's 7th birthday, on November 11, 2019 Alayna went in for an MRI following what we all thought were symptoms caused by a previous concussion or her eyesight since she used glasses. Instead the following day she was diagnosed with DIPG. Alayna was able to undergo a biopsy in December 2019 at UCSF Children's hospital. Alayna was able to receive radiation treatments 5 days a week in Roseville, CA for 6 weeks and has completed her treatment. She is also on CBD and THC. She also received the shunt surgery due to swelling on her brain. Alayna recently had an MRI on March 4th 2020 and it showed growth or swelling from radiation and we are currently waiting on a response from UCSF Childrens hospital so they can analyze her scans and tests to she if she can participate in one of their clinical trials that her mom chose. Alayna is such a light in so many people's life, since starting all these life changes, she has not complained once and has been so strong, her spirit is still high and she still our same little Alayna. She is such a fighter and keeps our strength and faith up with her ongoing strong and beautiful personality. Please continue to PRAY for Alayna's miracle. PRAY for her mother's undeniable strength. PRAY for a cure to end this monster.

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