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The Story Of Juliana

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Before I can tell you of Juliana and her siblings, I must first tell you of John and Tammy Carver. I came across their story on YouTube and it touched my  heart to the core. Maybe it touched it so much because of the health issues I have been through and my sons have been through. All I know is that John and Tammy are two of the most loving and caring parents.  You only have to watch them to know how much they love their children. Back in the late 90’s I believe it was, they decided they wanted to adopt children. They started off adopting two and then kept going back and getting more until they had six children from Russia. Juliana is one of the younger ones. And they are all wonderful children.

In 2007 when Juliana was barely five years old, she was diagnosed with cancer. I can not imagine my child being diagnosed with cancer much less at the age of five. Juliana is now I believe 14 and she has battled cancer seven times through these past 9 years and has had many treatments and surgeries. She is such a warrior child and I love her strong attitude.

video from John Carver

They thought they were cancer free at the end of 2015 but it did not work out that way and so the battle goes on. Only now, the doctors told her parents that the cure might be a bone marrow transplant. This is how loving these parents are. They knew it had to be a blood relative that donated the bone marrow. They had adopted her older sister but she was not a match. And so John went looking for Juliana’s real mother and they found her. They are always right there with her through each medical thing.

JUliana and her mother

image from Angels For Juliana

Juliana and her father

image from Angels For Juliana

The birth mother flew over to the bone marrow donation and while she was here they learned that she had a very rough life and because she was working so hard to care for her parents and her children, she left them with her mother. Her mother had some serious problems and the children got taken away and the mother did not know where they were. The Carvers paid for her to fly to America and donated the bone marrow only with the cancer back, the bone marrow transplant had to be put off for the second time.  And this is where they are now.

Two Mothers–One Mission

video from John Carver

This is the post they made about the transplant being postponed:

“Thursday April 7, 2016 7 Juliana goes back to Johns Hopkins for a blood and platelet transfusion. ALL her 120+ transfusions have been done at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore Maryland since 2007 so this will be the first time she’s received transfusions at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Friday, Juliana has Hickman lines put in her chest (again) in preparation for the bone marrow transplant. She had Hickman lines when she had cancer the 3rd time. Friday afternoon she, also, goes to the Radiology dept to get set up for 5 new radiation treatments. As I understand it she will be getting 5 radiation treatments starting on or hopefully before April 14. That puts us up to about April 20.”

I am writing about them because I know they need some help. People sent many presents for all the kids but with all this happening again, they asked people instead of sending gifts if they could, would they send gift cards for gas and food places to eat as they have to travel back and forth to the hospital. Caseycares.org was kind enough to give them tickets to the Aquarium there for all of them including the kids. It was a nice break for them from the hospital.

So, if anyone is interested in helping them, here is their PO Box.

John Carver
P.O. Box 39
Manchester MD 21102

Here are links you can watch to see the story of Juliana and her cancer journey.

Part 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cI3abKJmRo&nohtml5=False

Part 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2xEKXYixqc&nohtml5=False

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uM5Q7ZDiV4&nohtml5=False

Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhoD47Szuoc&nohtml5=False

Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QImaOwdgCI0&nohtml5=False

If you click on the You-tube link, on the right hand side of the page you will see many other vlogs about Juliana and what is going on. Also her Facebook page is located here and they welcome any and all prayers and support.:  https://www.facebook.com/Angels-For-Juliana-250289225091998/?fref=ts

 

April 11, 2016 - Posted by | All, Inspiration | , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I’ve missed you on Facebook. Hope you’re doing okay.

    Comment by The Undiagnosed Warrior | April 23, 2016 | Reply

    • omg girl I have been looking for you. My brain was dead and is a long story. Sending you info on your blog ok Hugs

      Comment by danLrene ©2011 | April 24, 2016 | Reply

    • I will explain later. Girl I have been looking for you.

      Comment by danLrene ©2011 | April 24, 2016 | Reply


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