We’re making this GoFundMe today for gorgeous Amelia Ilaria Nesci aged 3 and her amazing parents; my best friend Nadia Cali and Anthony Nesci.
This Tuesday the 25th of May 2021, life was normal, life was good. Little did we know their world would come crashing down that afternoon.
Amelia was suffering from a very long 2 hour blood nose and fainted. After countless months of her parents taking her to doctors, specialists, naturopaths and paediatricians this was the final straw and she was rushed to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.
Upon their arrival a blood sample was taken and it was discovered that she had only 39 white blood cells in her body. Amelia was given immediately a blood transfusion and hooked up to an IV for antibiotics and fluids. Amelia was admitted to the Kookaburra Ward at RCH Melbourne. From here on the bad news continued to come. Both Nadia and Anthony were completely beside themselves and in disbelief that this was happening to their little girl.
Thursday 27th May, little Amelia underwent general anaesthetic to collect bone marrow biopsies, take a fluid spinal sample and check a million other things. She was physically exhausted and lifeless. Her parents have shown unbelievable strength during this time.
Thursday evening the doctors confirmed and diagnosed Amelia with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. This is the most common type of childhood cancer that is of the bone marrow. Your bone marrow is a factory which makes blood cells. The doctors are aiming for a cure.
The doctors have come up with a treatment plan based on a risk assessment. This includes, being under the age of 10, a white blood cell count less than 50,000, spinal tap result of negative, in a week they will know genetic testing results and most important her reaction to treatment.
Not even a week in, today, Friday the 28th May, Amelia begins her induction of treatment that includes:
- Chemotherapy intensive
- Panadol every 6 hours
- Acid level medicine every 6 hours
- Antibiotics every 4 hours
- Will continue to receive treatment every Tuesday and Friday for a prolonged period
Side effects for Amelia will be thinning of the hair of the next month, then she will lose her hair completely, a ravenous appetite, sore stomach pains, severe headaches, muscle fatigue in her legs, fever, nausea, vomiting and mood swings. This is a lot for one little 3 year old to deal with.
As you can imagine life has turned completely upside down in an instant for this gorgeous family. Nadia and Anthony have 3 other children, Massimo, Aaliyah and Marcello to also provide love and care too. The children are extremely worried and concerned for their baby sister.
Nadia and Anthony are now facing a long 2 year battle or more of going between the Royal Childrens Hospital, the Ronald McDonald house and other doctor appointments. They are travelling back and forth from their Sunshine home to Parkville daily. Medical expenses, travel expenses, food, parking, taking time off work to be by their daughter’s side and rotating shifts between caring for their other children.......it’s adding up for them and FAST!!!
Everything is uncertain in these times and so here I am reaching out for help for this amazing family that has always been there for many, and for me countless times. It's now our turn to give back!
Whatever donation you can make big or small will help ease some burdens for the Nesci Family. From the bottom of our hearts we THANK YOU for taking the time to read, share, like and donate to this page.
Let's band together and help AMELIA ILARIA NESCI fight this!
Thank you so so much!
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