Shannon's Fundraising Page

WHY I'M FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO DEFY CANCER

On May 7th, 2022, we received life changing news that Gavin has leukemia. He was admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital and within two days had a bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture and his first dose of chemotherapy. In a matter of weeks our sweet, healthy, sports loving boy’s world had turned upside down. 

After Gavin’s bone marrow biopsy was analyzed, he was diagnosed with Philadelphia Positive Chromosome Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Ph+ ALL). Only 3-5% of children diagnosed with ALL have this type of chromosome rearrangement. The research being done at Dana Farber (and beyond) is critical for rare diagnoses like Gavin’s.

Gavin was in patient at BCH for 6 weeks and since being discharged has been receiving out patient treatment at Dana Farber in the Jimmy Fund clinic. He will continue to go between BCH and the Jimmy Fund regularly for the next 2 years. Adjusting to our new normal has not been easy but we are extremely grateful that BCH and the Jimmy Fund are so accessible to us.

In the 3 months since Gavin was diagnosed he has had bone marrow biopsies, lumbar punctures, IVs, chemotherapy, nausea/vomiting, a PICC line, x-rays, CT scans, feeding tubes, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, seizures, an ICU stay, MRIs, an EEG, a CPap, port surgery, fevers, ER visits, endless blood draws, and many daily meds. The care Gavin has received for these expected and unexpected parts of this journey has been second to none. From the doctors and nurses to the social workers and child life (and everyone in between), BCH and the Jimmy Fund have always made sure Gavin/us are informed and comfortable with what is happening.

Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund are now integral parts of Gavin’s life and our family’s life. We want to reciprocate the amazing support we have received and will continue to receive. Please consider donating to our first Jimmy Fund walk.💛

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$7,145
Goal:$7,000
Shannon Beaulieu's Team: Team Gavin
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Adam & Tricia Warren
Alicia Wolfe
$100
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
Anonymous
$50
Caroline and Sebastian
Caroline and Sebastian Caggiano
Cheryl Hardenbrook
$50
Coscia family
Darci Delleo
$50
Dianne Oteri
$100
Ellie and Cooper Boudreau
$50
Erin Micozzi
$100
Gary Love
$250
Jeff and Jill D'Attilio
$100
Jim and Kerrianne bartro
$100
John and Cheryl LaBrie
$100
Julie Risgin
$50
Kelly Lomnicki
$100
Kerri Shorter & Brendan Shorter
$50
Kevin & Ben Mead
$100
Lindsay Francoeur
Lisa Iannetta
$250
Lora Bemiss
$200
Margaret Ranieri Anger
$100
Mark & Leeanne Collura
$300
MaryBeth Doyle
$100
Melinda Mason
Michelle Arsenault
$50
Mr. Justin Murphy
$200
Mrs. Alyssa Scarsciotti
Mrs. Jennifer Grimaldi
$50
Mrs. Joyce Bardol
$50
Ms. Jessica Hill
$300
Ms. Jill Mckenna
Peter Grupposo
$250
Rebecca Ferland
$100
Sarah Alderman & Family in Support of Gavin! You've got this!
Shannon Beaulieu
$15
The Barbato Family ❤️
$100
The Barrett Family
The Buckley Family
$100
The Caci Family
$100
The Matteson Family
$150
The McCarthy Family
$100
The Pasquarosa Family
$100
The Pisciottas
The Rappa Family
$50
The Rooney/Dacey Family
$500
The Rowe Family
The Schmellick Family
$100
The Taglienti Family
$300
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