Most of us have probably never heard of Retinoblastoma or know someone that has it. It is a rare form of pediatric eye cancer that affects children under five years of age. I read that about 40% of children are diagnosed with this condition each year and it is treatable when found early. My friend’s daughter, Giza, was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in both eyes this past December. It was devastating for her and her husband to learn that her one year old could lose her eyesight due to cancer and 8 tumors detected. This diagnosis will crush any parent, shaking them at their very core.
Giza has been receiving chemotherapy and battling eye cancer for several months now. She is your typical sweet, bouncy one year old, yet unaware of her illness. Rebecca is determined to fight for her daughter and is participating at a Cancer Dance-a-thon this Fall to help pay for the very expensive treatments. If anyone is interested in making a donation to help with the medical expenses, Giza has a charitable trust fund at Wells Fargo. You can learn more by searching her Cancer Dancethon for Giza on Facebook. Her page has videos and photos of her preparing for the competition as well as her baby at the hospital. I encourage you to uplift this mommy and her family in prayers. A prayer costs nothing and can make a big difference.
I took these photos last week while she trained with Y’shun Fields. The other photo was taken at church with Pastor Brad Flook. She is a military veteran and a woman of God that believes, like I do, that God can heal her daughter. I reach out to you, my readers, to pray for this child because we want to witness a miracle! Thank you for reading.