celebrated her 2nd birthday in August 2009.
She is and always has been a playful, energetic, happy baby. She is Mom
and Dad's little angel. Her big sister Kaitlyn (Kay Kay) and big
brother RJ and are her best friends.
loves dancing, coloring, going to Gymboree, jumping on the trampoline,
swinging, playing and watching Backyardigans, Little Bear, and Dora.
learned how to look into Dad's
or big brother's eyes and get whatever
she wants...usually, it's to play games and when over, we all need a
nap except of course...Rachel ready for more games...
June of 2009 Rachel was diagnosed with a very rare and difficult cancer
to cure. Rachel will have to adjust to her new normal hospital visits
but her easy going personality and love for life and all the prayers
over her will help her conquer Neuroblastoma Stage 4 disseminated high
Due to her
diagnosis her life will be very different and so will the D'Andreas.
Her expected 18 month treatment plan will be exhausting in every way.
She will endure multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation followed
by surgery to remove two tumors, a bone marrow transplant, and antibody
follow us on a journey of hope, recovery and healing. We covet your
prayers and will keep you informed as she and her family battles the
D'Andreas' medical and living expenses will be significant as they
focus on Rachel's recovery. If you would like to help with a financial
gift, please send checks to:
Katherine D'Andrea Trust
donate to the Rachel Katherine D'Andrea Trust using PayPal click
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