Abigayle Lobsinger's Journey

$42,820 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 461 people in 44 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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Come Together for Abigayle, Waterloo's toughest cookie!

Abigayle Lobsinger has a rare and aggressive childhood cancer, called Neuroblastoma. Our community is rallying together to help raise money for her and her family to support their growing and unending expenses as Abigayle goes through her extensive treatment.

This fundraising event will feature ten+ amazing local musicians and bands who have all come together to support Abigayle and her family. You WON'T want to miss this!!! And of course all for a great cause.

Performances by:
Jamie Warren
Stacey Lee Guse with Steve Hogg and Mark Willms
Fred Hale and Blackwater Trio
Thorn and Roses
Top Pocket
Twas Now ft Mike and Diana Erb
Gary Cain Band
Carry On (a tribute to Crosby Stills & Nash)
Group Therapy and the OCD Horns

100% of ticket proceeds will go to Abigayle and her family

Location: Maxwell's Concerts & Events
35 University Avenue East, Waterloo
All ages welcome + Licensed
Doors open at 1:00pm, music to start shortly after

Get your tickets at:
https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/24846/
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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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Sue
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago
1
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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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Frieda
2 months ago

I would like to donate my children’s music CD to Abbygayle We donate them to children with the debilitating diseases worldwide Our Facebook page is Songs From The Heart In our video section you can see me speaking about the CD and in the background you can hear clips of some of the songs that I sing. Please let me know if you would like one donated to her Thank you, Frieda at Songs From The Heart https://www.facebook.com/SongsFromTheHeartbyFrieda

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Maureen
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

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Blake Origer
1 month ago

Salty Sweet Games on twitch. And voluntaryism is cool anyway.

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Jeff Payne
1 month ago

From us all at YKYAFFFW. Stay strong little Angel X.

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2 months ago
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ANDREW MACKAY
2 months ago

Ed "Pewee Charles" is doing a fundraiser which I unfortunately can not attend. Great job Ed.

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2 months ago
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2 months ago
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$52
Thomas Minser
2 months ago
Sue
3 months ago
2
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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.

+ Read More
Frieda
2 months ago

I would like to donate my children’s music CD to Abbygayle We donate them to children with the debilitating diseases worldwide Our Facebook page is Songs From The Heart In our video section you can see me speaking about the CD and in the background you can hear clips of some of the songs that I sing. Please let me know if you would like one donated to her Thank you, Frieda at Songs From The Heart https://www.facebook.com/SongsFromTheHeartbyFrieda

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Maureen
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

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