Abigayle Lobsinger's Journey

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Raised by 439 people in 40 months
Please take a moment to read....Abigayle Lobsinger has a rare and aggressive childhood cancer, called Neuroblastoma.  As you can imagine, not only is it terrifying that a child has to endure the suffering from the aggressive treatment plan, the family is going through quite an emotional and financially draining ordeal. Her mother had to give up her daycare business in order to be there through the treatment and to protect her child from any illnesses that could come into their home. The father is often away from work in order to drive them to numerous out of town appointments at both McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton and Sick Kids in Toronto. The gas, parking, eating at the hospital etc adds up very quickly. While the parents are doing this, the other three children are at home trying to maintain a normal life at school and extra curricular activities while being cared for by other family members and friends.

This GoFundMe campaign has been set up in order to help the family with the growing costs and to bring awareness to this horrible disease. 

Abigayle Lobsinger is a sweet child and has shown a lot of people just how tough she is. Through the treatment, the pain, the awful side affects, she has not complained. In the words of her father, She is " Waterloo's Toughest Cookie".

Please help support this family. Every little bit helps. 
Thank you!!
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Update:
May 20th, 2019

Abigayle was home for the weekend! The family took the long weekend to rest and spend some family time together. Abigayle is still considered quarantined for a few more days as the radiation from treatment continues to wear off.

Long weekend couldn't come at a better time as Abigayle has a busy week ahead. Tuesday she will return to Sick Kids in Toronto and Wednesday receive a "mini" stem cell transplant to help fight the cancer in her bone marrow. If all goes well she will come home Thursday then off to McMaster Hospital on Friday for a check up, blood tests, possible transfusion and a dressing change for her Hickman.

Many thanks to Abigayle's parents for keeping us updated on how Waterloo's Toughest Cookie is doing! We are all cheering for you Abigayle!
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Update on Waterloo’s Toughest Cookie - May 8th, 2019

Abigayle has now been transferred to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. While there Abigayle will undergo a new treatment called MIBG Therapy.

This treatment will have Abigayle receive a large dose of radiation through the lines of her Hickman in hopes that the radiation being internal to her body can better source out the cancer cells and eliminate them. During her admission to hospital she will not be allowed any visitors including her 3 older sisters. Mom and Dad can only be in the room one at a time for very limited time periods to protect them from residual radiation.

After discharge, Abigayle will go home but must remain in a quarantine type environment. She must remain in one room only of the Lobsinger home and she cannot share a washroom with her sisters or parents for a minimum of 10 days.

To help increase her immune system Abigayle will receive multiple blood transfusions during outpatient appointments at hospital. Because Abigayle still has stem cells in storage at Sick Kids hospital from March of 2016, she will also receive a mini transplant to introduce new healthy stem cells into her system in hopes of fighting off the cancer cells in her bone marrow.

Once an estimated period of 6 – 8 weeks has passed, Abigayle will have tests done again to determine if the MIBG Therapy treatment was a success. There needs to be an extended wait period to ensure all the radiation has left Abigayle’s body for proper test results.

During the 6 – 8 week recovery period Abigayle will have many trips to hospital for check-ups, blood tests and transfusions, as well to monitor side effects of the MIBG Therapy treatment.

Abigayle’s entire family would like to thank everyone who has contributed to her Go Fund Me page over the past 3 ½ years. The outpouring of affection has overwhelmed them. The donations received help the family not only with costs directly related to Abigayle’s medical expenses like nutritional supplements, parking, gas, meals and accommodations, but the funds also help to make up for lost wages when her parents take time away from work to be with Abigayle for her many appointments and admissions to hospital and assist with their household expenses.

They would also like to thank everyone that made Abigayle’s early birthday celebration so special for her. Abigayle turns 7 while in Sick Kids for MIBG Therapy, to give her such a special party and send off before she left was truly special not only to Abigayle but her entire family.
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Please read the article from CBC radio today. Abigayle's father, Kevin Lobsinger was interviewed with CBC and shared the hardships they are experiencing due to recent OHIP cutbacks, along with so many other families.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/waterloo-abigayle-lobsinger-ohip-changes-1.5128351
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We'd like to thank Catherine Fife, MPP Waterloo for sharing Abigayle's recent challenges yesterday and for making this information public in order to assist the Lobsinger Family, as well as many other families in similar situations.

"Abigayle has stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer.

As she undergoes treatment, it's been difficult for Abigayle to gain and maintain weight, so her doctor prescribed a tube feed supplement to help her maintain a healthy weight.

This cost was covered through OHIP+ until April 1st, when the Ford government rolled out changes to the program. The change means Abigayle's parents are now forced to pay hundreds of dollars a week for the nutrition she requires to fight cancer.

This government needs to get their priorities straight and support kids like Abigayle. " ~ Catherine Fife

https://www.facebook.com/catherinefifeNDP/videos/425853701560614/

Please consider sharing Abigayle's GoFundMe campaign on your social media to raise awareness and support for her and her family during this truly challenging time.
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Sue
13 days ago
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If you could email me directly, I have a fundraiser that we hold each year and we are extremely interested in helping - swingforthecure@ hotmail.com. Please reach out, we are interested in sharing your story and would like to receive permission. Thank you!!

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Christina
19 days ago
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I’m sorry I’m unable to donate but my heart ♥️ is thinking of you sending hugs and kisses your way little princess

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Jennie
11 days ago
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hi there :) I wanted to share some information, maybe it wont be helpful but my daughter is also on peptamen for tube feeds. We ran into the same issue with the OHIP+ changes as my husband as coverage, but this isn't covered. I wondered if your daughter had homecare through the LHIN? If she does, they will issue you a ODB card and with a physicians prescription, it would be covered. I hope that you can sort something out because I know first hand how expensive that formula is. I sincerely hope something will change, and i am sending all my love to your sweet daughter!

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Julie
13 days ago
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If you could email or message me, I was wondering what supplements she’s using. I no longer have my g/j tube but have a few cases of different supplements (since my guts were picky about what they would handle). And I was wondering if any of it is the kind she uses. They’re still before the expiration date.

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Maureen
8 days ago

Left a package on the front porch Sat. Hope you found it. Thinking of your family and praying for Abigayle’s recovery.

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Kristin
12 days ago

I am a homecare dietitian. Is your daughter under the LHIN (receiving homecare services)? If so, she should be able to receive an ODB card, which should cover the cost of the feed, as long as she has a doctor's Rx.

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Lise
12 days ago

To Abigayle and her family, stay strong guys. You have a lot of support.....you'll get through this.....

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Laura Ferri
5 hours ago

My heart goes out to your beautiful child and her health struggles - please know Canada cares...

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Jim Walsh
21 hours ago

From Jim and Pat. Wishing the Lobsinger family brighter days ahead.

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Brad and Rachel Forwell
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Anne Lynd
7 days ago
$50
Eduardo Campos
7 days ago

with love.

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Jane Hickman
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Richard Proulx
8 days ago

Praying for you

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Amardeep Cheema
9 days ago
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my heart and prays go out to your family.

Sue
13 days ago
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2

If you could email me directly, I have a fundraiser that we hold each year and we are extremely interested in helping - swingforthecure@ hotmail.com. Please reach out, we are interested in sharing your story and would like to receive permission. Thank you!!

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Christina
19 days ago
2
2

I’m sorry I’m unable to donate but my heart ♥️ is thinking of you sending hugs and kisses your way little princess

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Jennie
11 days ago
1
1

hi there :) I wanted to share some information, maybe it wont be helpful but my daughter is also on peptamen for tube feeds. We ran into the same issue with the OHIP+ changes as my husband as coverage, but this isn't covered. I wondered if your daughter had homecare through the LHIN? If she does, they will issue you a ODB card and with a physicians prescription, it would be covered. I hope that you can sort something out because I know first hand how expensive that formula is. I sincerely hope something will change, and i am sending all my love to your sweet daughter!

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Julie
13 days ago
1
1

If you could email or message me, I was wondering what supplements she’s using. I no longer have my g/j tube but have a few cases of different supplements (since my guts were picky about what they would handle). And I was wondering if any of it is the kind she uses. They’re still before the expiration date.

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Maureen
8 days ago

Left a package on the front porch Sat. Hope you found it. Thinking of your family and praying for Abigayle’s recovery.

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Kristin
12 days ago

I am a homecare dietitian. Is your daughter under the LHIN (receiving homecare services)? If so, she should be able to receive an ODB card, which should cover the cost of the feed, as long as she has a doctor's Rx.

+ Read More
Lise
12 days ago

To Abigayle and her family, stay strong guys. You have a lot of support.....you'll get through this.....

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