Hope For Angele'
Organized by: Trinna Griffin
Angele' is the definition of a true fighter. She was first was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) on September 29, 2009. Just a year before she was happily pregnant with her first child when tragedy hit and her son was born premature and never left the hospital. He stayed six weeks in ICU fighting for his life and never once being able to be held by his mother who so desperately wanted to comfort him. After six weeks of fighting his tiny body could take no more and he went home to the Lord. Angele' underwent her first bone marrow transplant on June 23, 2010 after many rounds of chemotherapy being unsuccessful. This transplant was a mix-match transplant meaning only an 8 out of 10 match to her. Angele' stayed in the hospital for roughly 4 to 5 months nearly dying but by the grace of God she pulled through and was in remission for almost 5 years. On April 17, 2015 she was told the cancer has returned. This was a big shock to everyone because she was doing so well. Being the fighter that she is Angele' wanted to keep fighting. She went through many more rounds of chemotherapy at Tulane Hospital in Louisiana, but none of the treatments were successful and she was not able to go back into remission. After Christmas they let her know that they would not be able to help her with any further treatments. So her oncologist at Tulane got in touch with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida for her to try out an experimental treatment. However when she and her husband arrived in Florida, she did some tests and the doctors and told her she was not eligible for the experimental trial. The doctor did tell her that she could try this very strong chemotherapy that she never had before. She would have an 80% chance of survival. The chemotherapy did not work against her very aggressive leukemia. She still wanted to fight, but the chemotherapy had affected her bowels so severely that her body would not be able to heal. The leukemia at this point had taken over 90% of her cells in her body. Her body had finally had enough, and she passed away last night, 2/15/16. Your donations would be greatly appreciated by Angele' and her husband John as hospital and funeral costs are mounting. Angele' and John thank you and God Bless You!