Giselle aka Wondergirl

Please join us as we celebrate our amazing little girl, Giselle and raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital!  

"My life purpose was redefine when my baby girl was diagnosed with Leukemia at age THREE. The fear that I felt for my daughter is not only unimaginable, it was incomprehensible. I could not understand why god would give cancer to an innocent child. My fear quickly turned into anger as I realized the little research advancement made in childhood leukemia due to lack of funds. So I am making an effort to change that.

My efforts may not help my daughter, but if WE do not stand up together for these little superheroes fighting leukemia, nothing will change in the protocol to treat childhood leukemia. Giselle and I are calling ALL super heroes in the Bay Area and beyond to join forces to make a difference in continuing research funding so, we can have options other than toxic levels of poisons to kill the evil bad cancer cells that kills the good cells at the sometime. The side effects are sometimes the killer but what choices do we have in 2015?? We need to allow research hospitals like Stanford’s Lucille Packard Children's hospital in Palo Alto, Ca to unlock the mystery with less invasive methods with less side effects."

Sincerely, a loving mother who is fighting to save her daughter life.

Gabriella
#superherosagainstleukemia #wondergirl2015

100% of donation proceeds received will be directly applied to Dr. Crystal Mackall's research and is tax deductible.  

About Dr. Crystal Mackall’s Research:

“Can our immune systems be trained, or perhaps boosted in some way, to identify and eliminate a growing malignant tumor? Can cancer be treated like an influenza virus: introduce a small sample into our bodies—a flu shot—to spur a targeted and persistent immune response? That is the aim of a large, diverse group of researchers and clinician-scientists within the Stanford Cancer institute. The field is known as cancer immunotherapy, and although it encompasses a wide variety of approaches across a multitude of disciplines, the goal is simple to understand: prime our immune systems to target and destroy cancer cells through its normal processes, and thereby avoid toxic and invasive treatment approaches, like surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Stanford has been a pioneer in cancer immunotherapy research, with several notable discoveries claimed by past and current SCI members. Early this year, the SCI strengthened its commitment to the promise of immune-based therapies by recruiting Crystal Mackall, MD, a talented and experienced researcher, as the new leader of the Immunology and Immunotherapy of Cancer Program. (“https://med.stanford.edu/content/dam/sm/cancer/documents/newsletters/SCI%20News%20-%20Spring%202016%20E-version.pdf)

Dr. Crystal Mackall, who previously headed the Immunology Section at the National Cancer Institute and served as chief of the Institute’s Pediatric Oncology Branch, will lead Stanford’s efforts to advance clinical trials of immune therapies for cancer, with the ultimate goal of moving them to widespread clinical use.

About Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation:

“Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families fighting pediatric cancer and funding new and innovative treatments to ultimately cure childhood cancer.”

Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation was created with a two-part mission. The first part is providing direct support to families fighting childhood cancer. This is carried out through “Hope Totes” given to newly diagnosed cancer parents. These packages are distributed through many regional childhood cancer centers across the nation.

The second part is raising funds for pediatric cancer research. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institutes total budget allocated to all 12 types of pediatric cancers, there is a great need for further resources to bring cutting edge cancer treatments to children fighting cancer. We are committed to serving our children until the day when no child dies or is left with life long effects from this devastating disease. Team G has partnered with some of the top pediatric cancer centers on the west coast including Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and UCSC Childhood Cancer Treehouse Project to support clinical trials and childhood cancer research to fund less toxic treatments and ultimately find a cure.

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