Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ETANTR: Sterling's journey

UPDATE: A note from Sterling's papa: As you know our sweet baby girl was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She had a rare tumor that in all likelihood will regrow and again press on her brain as well as reach new areas throughout her spine. The only treatment that can be offered to us here has a very low chance of helping and if she were to survive the cancer and the treatment she would have to live with severe long term effects. 

This post has been very hard for me to write because I know my sweet friend and her family's hearts are hurting so deeply. Honestly, I bawl every time I try...I cannot even begin to fathom the depth of the pain...their fear...their exhaustion...

Praising the Lord that they are clinging to Him!!

Meet beautiful, gorgeous, spunky, brave 2 year old Sterling...
2 weeks ago, Sterling was rushed into emergency surgery for a brain tumor. Two surgeries later, they were able to remove the tumor but the pathology report revealed the most devastating news possible.  Sweet Sterling has a rare, aggressive form of cancer...a cancer that is resistant to chemo...a cancer that rarely responds to radiation and Sterling's little body would not tolerate the amount of radiation needed. She has ETANTR which stands for Embryonal Tumor with Abundant Neuropil and True Rosettes.

Her family would covet your prayers for HEALING...for strength...for PEACE...for direction and wisdom for the unimaginable decisions they have to make for Sterling's care.

PLEASE follow Sterling's journey HERE.  Spread the word...pray...give...
They have set-up an account to receive funds HERE should you feel led to help them financially.

I have created a fundraising necklace for Sterling's family...please consider buying one...click on the pic. and it will take you to Jubilee's Jewels website to purchase it.
Sweet, beautiful Sterling...you are so loved! The Lord has you in the palm of His hands and He will NEVER let you go. You are perfectly and wonderfully created for His purpose. We are praying for God's miraculous healing on your sweet body. HUGS baby girl!!!

7 comments:

Tony Gajtanovski said...

No words can express the heartfelt sorrow l have for this family. Our son Logan Gajtanovski also was diagnosed with ETANTR feb of 2010. Has since passed away. Nov 3 2010. My prayers are with the parents.

Anonymous said...

My freinds baby girl got diagnosed with this.today. i read up on it wow it is awful.

*Overflowing* said...

Anonymous...praying for your friends! If they'd like to talk with our friends, I can get them connected. Sterling is now in the arms of Jesus.

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Chantle Gutierrez said...

My daughter is a ETANTR survivor I'm sorry about your loss :( Facebook: Prayers for Loralai

Chantle Gutierrez said...

I'm pretty sure you are one of my friends my daughter was diagnosed with this February 5th of this year whoever you are looking up information thank you