Brooklyn’s fight
Catastrophic Loss
Created May 4th, 2023
When you become a parent, your world changes. You dedicate your life to providing for your child. You do everything to show them love and protect them from the world. Sometimes, despite everything you do, there are things you cannot prevent. That is the situation that Darline and Anthony are facing right now. They are two of the most wonderful, loving people you could meet, who have a beautiful little girl fighting a battle that no child should ever have to fight. 
Brooklyn exhibited some physical signs last week that caused alarm to her parents. Being good parents, Darline and Anthony acted quickly and had her seen by her doctor. Unfortunately, they were given news that is every parent’s worst nightmare. 
Brooklyn was diagnosed with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). This is an aggressive brainstem tumor with a median life expectancy of 8-11 months after diagnosis. 10% make it to 2 years, and 1% of patients make it a little longer. This tumor is inoperable and there are currently no treatments that can cure this situation. Quality of life and comfort are the main objectives after this diagnosis.
However, Brooklyn and her parents are not quitters. St. Jude’s has agreed to take Brooklyn on as a patient and treat her with a clinical trial program. The Medina family is going to fight. While the odds may be less than favorable, quitting is not an option for this family. 
Brooklyn and her parents immediately packed up and went to Memphis to begin treatment, as this aggressive tumor has grown seemingly overnight and must be acted on quickly. Anthony and Darline are spending every minute they can with her as she undergoes treatment.
That being said, paid time off, vacation time and FMLA can only stretch so far. As any parent would, Darline and Anthony are putting their lives on hold as they support their daughter. No parent should have to worry about maintaining their home or putting food on the table while their child fights for their life. 
Darline is a nurse from a military family. Anthony is a physical therapist. They dedicate their lives to helping other people. If you can, please donate to help alleviate some of the financial burden and stress this family is enduring while they spend every moment they can together. 

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Anonymous donated $100
4 months ago
Anonymous donated $10
5 months ago
Giselle Carbone
Giselle Carbone donated $100

Praying for you guys

9 months ago
Jackie Carrasquillo
Jackie Carrasquillo donated $25

I’m praying 🙏🏻 for a Miracle for your daughter and for God to give you strengths and peace🙏🏻

9 months ago
Cynthia Aylen
Cynthia Aylen donated $75
11 months ago
Eric Marx
Eric Marx donated $100
11 months ago
Daniel Asciolla
Daniel Asciolla donated $100

Prayers for Brooklyn!

11 months ago
Stefanie & Salvatore Buccellato
Stefanie & Salvatore Buccellato donated $100
11 months ago
Phil and Jessica Asciolla
Phil and Jessica Asciolla donated $50

Keeping Brooklyn in our thoughts and prayers

11 months ago
Chris Scarpitta
Chris Scarpitta donated $100
11 months ago

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Brooklyn’s fight
$22,404 raised of $50,000 goal
112 Donations
Campaign Organizer
Nikolaos LaTorre
Campaign Beneficiary
Beneficiary Photo
Anthony Medina
Fundraiser Stats
416 Days