Hello beautiful people,
After weeks of trying to communicate and negotiate with Sloan Kettering the decision was finally made for us last week. Making a very long story very short, the only treatment option that they have for Luca would cost close to a million dollars and is simply beyond our reach.
However, when we started this fundraiser we were deciding between two trials for relapsed neuroblastoma in remission which were both showing results that raised the dismal prognosis that Luca was facing. Even though we were never really sure which one was the better option, we followed our oncologists’ advice and went for the vaccine trial which seemed to have more promising initial results. We did have a plan B and we have decided to join that one, which you can read more about here:
As we have enough money to join this trial, we are now closing down this fundraiser, hoping and praying to never have a reason to open one again. From now on, you can follow us on Luca’s own web page: lucacan.com
Tickets have been booked for the 9th of January to Grand Rapids, Michigan. But for now, we are looking forward to a hospital and treatment free Christmas at home.
Thank you once again for donating and sharing and helping us do everything we can to give Luca his future back!
Sending you all much love for the holidays,
Luca, Erika & Umut