Tanara McCauley

Culturally Imagined Stories

Prayers For Giza

Join me in praying for the healing of this precious little girl Giza, and for renewal of strength for her mother Rebecca.

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Most of us have probably never heard of Retinoblastoma or know someone that has it. It is a rare form of  pediatric eye cancer that affects children under five years of age. I read that about 40% of children are diagnosed with this condition each year and it is treatable when found early.  My friend’s daughter, Giza, was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in both eyes this past December.  It was devastating for her and her husband to learn that her one year old could lose her eyesight due to cancer and 8 tumors detected.  This diagnosis will crush any parent, shaking them at their very core.

Giza has been receiving chemotherapy and battling eye cancer for several months now. She is your typical sweet, bouncy one year old, yet unaware of her illness. Rebecca is determined to fight for her daughter and is participating at a Cancer Dance-a-thon this Fall to…

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